Off The Hook

The Rolling Stones by Gered Mankowitz

1 April to 28 May 2016

British music photographer Gered Mankowitz revisits his legendary Rolling Stones archive for a new exhibition, Off The Hook, and a new signed limited edition book, Backstage.

Taken together, the book and the exhibition present two very different sides of The Rolling Stones at the height of their early fame. Instantly recognisable images on the gallery walls in spectacular eye-popping large fomats, coupled with a wealth of previously unexplored behind-the-scenes photographs in the book, come together in a Gered Mankowitz Rolling Stones extravaganza that you really don’t want to miss.

We hope you enjoy exploring the limited edition photographs in the Off The Hook exhibition

Off The Hook: The Rolling Stones by Gered Mankowitz focuses on the very best of Gered’s Stones photography from 1965-67 and coincides with Exhibitionism, the international exhibition on the Rolling Stones at the Saatchi Gallery, which also includes a selection of Gered’s images. 

Off The Hook features well known images from all of Gered’s major sessions with the band, including key album cover sessions for Out of Our Heads, and Between The Buttons, together with a selection of little known and unseen photographs, in dramatic large formats, some up to six feet high. 

If you would like to own one of Gered Mankowitz’s signed limited edition photographs, then you can place an order by getting in touch with us at the gallery. If you would like to order an item online, just click on an individual image and you will see price and size options.

If you have any questions please just ask.

The new limited edition book from Ormond Yard Press. Say hello to Backstage.

Backstage: The Rolling Stones by Gered Mankowitz is strictly limited to 750 individually numbered copies worldwide, each one signed by Gered Mankowitz.

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Backstage: The Rolling Stones by Gered Mankowitz is being published on 31 July 2016 by Ormond Yard Press and the window to pre-order this incredible signed limited edition is  now open. As with all previous Ormond Yard Press volumes, it includes 96 large format pages. Backstage is a book on a spectacular scale: an ultra large format hardcover measuring 24” high x 18” wide (60x45cm) when closed.

Backstage shines the spotlight on what goes on offstage, behind the scenes. Poker with Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, sharing toffee apples with Bo Diddley, tuning up in locker rooms full of jockstraps and cuddly toys, and much more. Backstage: The Rolling Stones by Gered Mankowitz, is a fascinating, unguarded photo-essay of these defining days, presented as an ultra-large format signed hardback limited edition of just 750 individually numbered examples worldwide, each one signed by Gered Mankowitz.

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Brian Jones

Photographed by Gered Mankowitz in London in 1965 for his US Visa application.

One of the six portraits forming The Cross.

A centrepiece in the Off The Hook exhibition is the re-interpretation of Gered’s 1965 passport photographs of Mick, Keith, Brian, Bill and Charlie to produce a new artwork, The Cross, a highly colourised installation piece consisting of six jewel-like images in cross formation. This image is made as a Chromaluxe print.

Chromaluxe printing is an archivally stable process that produces prints with outstanding depth and an ultra- high-gloss finish. The technique uses a process called dye sublimation to fuse the image directly on to a 1.2mm panel of white coated aluminium. The print cannot be scratched, and so is framed without glazing. This allows the viewer to fully appreciate the highly saturated colours and jewel-like appearance. Because there is no glass involved, framed prints ship easily, and so we are quoting prices for this piece with a slim profile black metal frame.

The Cross

Six limited edition Chromaluxe photographs by Gered Mankowitz.

Available to purchase individually or as a set.

The Cross: Mick

The Cross: Keith

The Cross: Group

The Cross: Brian

The Cross: Charlie

The Cross: Bill

Ormond Yard, St James’s, 1965

In his first session with the Stones in 1965, Gered Mankowitz’s produced the cover shot for Out of our Heads (December’s Children in the US), in  Ormond Yard, just outside his Masons Yard Studio. The session also yielded “Caged”, one of his best loved photographs.

Ormond Yard

Out of Our Heads

Mason’s Yard contact sheet


Mick Jagger

On the roof of Harley House London 1966

Brian Jones

At home in London 1966

Keith Richards

At home at Redlands, West Sussex, 1966

At home with the Rolling Stones

In 1966 Gered Mankowitz made a series of photographs of the individual band members at home

Mick with his Aston Martin DB6.

Keith with his beloved Bentley, Blue Lena.

Keith Richards

Photographed in 1965 by Gered Mankowitz

RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA. 

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Mick Jagger with microphone

Recording Aftermath at RCA Studios, 1965

In December 1965, Gered Mankowitz accompanied the Rolling Stones to RCA studios in Hollywood, CA, where the band recorded tracks for the Aftermath album.

This photograph of Mick with microphone, and the image above, showing Keith Richards with his Gibson Hummingbird, were taken at that session.

They are available to purchase as signed limited editions in a range of physical sizes.

Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)

The Rolling Stones first official compilation album, Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass), featured these portraits by Gered Mankowitz on the inside gatefold.

Keith at RCA Studios, Hollywood CA

Mick at RCA Studios, Hollywood CA

Keith, Mick, Mick and Brian

Limo montage, US tour, 1965.

Signed limited edition available to purchase.

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Autumn 1965 US tour

Gered Mankowitz, then aged nineteen, photographed the Rolling Stones on and offstage on their autumn 1965 US tour.

Mick smiles backstage with Nona Hendryx

Cuban Heels

Tambourine Man

Mick and Keith backstage

Between the Buttons (1966)

The Between the Buttons LP cover shoot took place on Primrose Hill in London after the band had been recording all night.

Gered applied vaseline to the lens to create the desired hazy effect.

Between the Buttons session.

Colour images from the Between The Buttons session

Behind The Buttons

Buttons triptych

Smiling Buttons

Their Satanic Majesties Request

Photographed in 1967 at Olympic Studios in London during the recording of Their Satanic Majesties Request.

Bill recording

Keith recording

Charlie recording

Backstage at the London Palladium (1967)

On 22 January 1967  the Stones appeared on Sunday Night at the London Palladium, plugging their new single ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together’.

Brian Jones, Keith Richards & Charlie Watts backstage, London Palladium 1967

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See the exhibition at the gallery from 1 April to 28 May 2016

Come and see these incredible photographs on the gallery walls in some eye-popping large format sizes

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