Rolling Stones photographer GERED MANKOWITZ launched an exhibition of his work at the FOCUS GALLERY, LONDON, last night (May 9).
Mankowitz photographed the Stones as they rose to fame across the globe between 1965 and 1967, capturing them in relaxed moments as well as shooting them for album covers including 1965’s Out Of Our Heads, and 1967’s Between The Buttons.
The exhibition, titled ‘The 60’s + One’, includes historic shots of the Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney and Marianne Faithfull.
Of today’s artists, he commented: “I’d love to photograph Moby. He has something about him. I’m not sure what ‘it’ is, but he has ‘it.’ I think Catatonia had it and Oasis had it, but not to the same extent any more.”
None of the Stones turned up for the launch, nor did Faithfull, another of his subjects who was due to attend, but was at home in Ireland nursing a broken shoulder. Among the guests was another of his friends, former model and actress Anita Pallenberg, who was Stones guitarist Keith Richards‘ partner at the height of the band’s fame in the ’60s.
The exhibition runs until until June 17.