In this exclusive, we take a first look at some shots from Ewen Spencer’s forthcoming White Stripes book and exhibition ‘Three’s A Crowd’. Here’s one of Spencer’s earliest shots of the band taken in 2001. Jack White plays the Louisiana Club in Bristol.
Another early one, taken in 2001 on The Stripes’ first trip to the UK. This shot was taken at Portobello Road in London.
Spencer followed the band around their first UK tour, this shot finds Mr Jack White coming off-stage at Reading Festival dates from ’01.
This shot ‘Get Away’ was taken in Manaus, Brazil in 2005 when the band were promoting ‘Get Behind Me Satan’.
This shot ‘Congratulations’ was taken in Sao Paolo, Brazil during the same ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ jaunt in 2005.
The group were promoting their breakthrough album ‘White Blood Cells’ when this snap – ‘Photo Opportunity’ – was taken in Sydney, Australia in 2002.
Jack and Meg being interviewed backstage at Reading Festival in 2001. At this point the band were still pretending they were siblings. This shot is called ‘A Few Words’.
Taken during the period of their third album ‘Elephant’, this shot finds the band back in their adopted hometown of London in 2003. This portrait is called ‘Nerves’.
The band – decked out in their trademark red and white ‘uniform’ – hit a small venue in Bristol in 2001. This photo is aptly called ‘Rock n Roll’.
This inventive shot finds Jack White fooling about in a crazy golf course. Perhaps he’s trying to find Meg? ‘Departure’ was taken Sydney, Australia in 2002.