If you’re a fan of Jagger and The Stones, you might want to check out the National Portrait Gallery’s current exhibition, ‘Mick Jagger: Young In The 60s’, running from May 3rd-November 27th. These images can also be found in ‘Mick Jagger: The Photobook’, which chronicles the first decade of the frontman’s career. This one, taken by Colin Jones, dates back to 1967.
This 1966 photograph was taken by Gered Mankowitz. Mankowitz was only 18 when he became the official photographer for The Rolling Stones. He was responsible for such cover images as 1965’s ‘Out Of Our Heads’ and 1967’s ‘Between The Buttons’.
Here’s a photo of the full band, taken in 1964 by Terry O’Neill. The idea for this exhibition stems from a survey of Jagger’s portraits on display at Les Rencontres d’Arles Photographie 2010, which ranged from 1964-2008.
‘Mick Jagger: The Photobook’ includes over 70 images of the musician, and it covers fifty years of his Jagger music career. In addition to Mankowitz’s portraits, such as this one from 1966, it includes photographs taken by Andy Warhol, Anton Corbijn, Karl Lagerfeld, Bryan Adams and others.
Photographer Gered Mankowitz is featured several times in the collection. In addition to this 1966 shot, there’s one of Jagger with his prized Aston Martin DB6, and another from 1968 that reveals the influence of pop art and psychedelia on his clothing and surroundings.
David Wedgbury took this picture in 1964. At the exhibit, you can also find an image from the Stones’s first official photo shoot by Philip Townsend.
This image of Mick was take in London in 1987. Other images in this exhibit include a previously unexhibited colour photograph by Colin Jones (1967) and Michael Joseph’s shot of the band posing with animals for their 1968 album ‘Beggar’s Banquet’.
In addition to shooting more than 200 Vogue covers, Albert Watson photographed many of the Stones’s album covers, as well as this tiger-Jagger mesh. In 2010, Watson was awarded the Royal Photographic Society Centenary Medal.
The Gallery’s collection of Mick Jagger portraits began with a gift in 1972 from Cecil Beaton of his portrait of Jagger taken in Morocco in 1967. They have since added many new images, including this 2007 shot of the Stones frontman.
To see more exquisite photographs of Mick Jagger, and for more details on the National Portrait Gallery exhibit, ‘Mick Jagger: Young In The 60s’, head to www.npg.org.uk.
Click here to purchase ‘Mick Jagger: The Photobook’ (Thames & Hudson) for £14.95.