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Genesis Publications

Mason’s Yard to Primrose Hill: The Rolling Stones 1965-67
By Gered Mankowitz

Number 242/1750
Signed by: Gered Mankowitz

Extras: Comes in a silk-screen slipcase with an original 3-frame contact strip direct from the negative inside.

In preparing this book, Gered Mankowitz individually proofed and examined 3,500 frames carefully stored in his own personal archive, an experience which he described as being ‘like viewing much of my work for the very first time’. In the process he rediscovered images he had long since forgotten, including many rare and unpublished color pictures which can be found in Mason’s Yard to Primrose Hill.

The edition was limited to 1,750 signed copies in black quarter leather with silk-screened slipcase. An original 3-frame contact strip direct from the negative is pasted into each copy.

I-Contact: The Complete Black-and-White Rolling Stones Archive of Gered Mankowitz
By Gered Mankowitz

Review copy
Signed by: Gered Mankowitz
Extras: Solander box

For the first time ever, the entire black and white Rolling Stones archive of celebrated Stones photographer Gered Mankowitz is reproduced as 12″ x 16″ contact sheets. Renowned for his famous iconic images of the Stones, such as the Between the Buttons cover shot, Gered Mankowitz’s archive of 170 contact sheets offers a wealth of previously unpublished photographs of the Stones, including 18 which Gered has selected for full-page reproduction in this large format book.

Liverpool Days: The Photographs of Max Scheler and Astrid Kirchherr
By Max Scheler and Astrid Kirchherr

Number: 166/2500
Signed by: Max Scheler and Astrid Kirchherr
Extras: Canvas slipcase, inset print

In 1964 Astrid Kirchherr and Max Scheler travelled from Hamburg to London to photograph The Beatles. Astrid already knew The Beatles well and had photographed them when they’d lived and worked, honing their craft, in the Hamburg clubs.

This new assignment for Astrid and Max involved shooting The Beatles on the set of A Hard Day’s Night and in their London homes. From there the pair traveled to Liverpool to photograph The Beatles’ haunts, other Liverpool groups and to record lunchtime sessions at The Cavern Club. The result is an amazing archive of photographs.

Pleased to Meet You
By Michael Putland

Review copy
Signed by: Michael Putland
Extras: Silk-screened solander box

Just prior to the Rolling Stones’ 1972 world tour, Michael Putland was asked by the Stones to be their official tour photographer. He happily accepted, and set about creating the classic images in this volume, capturing the very essence of the excitement and fascination generated by the band.

His physical closeness to the Stones – he was often only feet away from them on stage – has resulted in a wealth of memorable images, from stunning live shots to intimate moments backstage. Michael’s archive documents in breathtaking detail the Seventies, which many consider to be the most interesting decade in the band’s history, and beyond – resulting in a photographic history second to none.

Psychedelic Renegades: Photographs of Syd Barrett by Mick Rock
By Mick Rock

Review copy
Signed by: Mick Rock
Extras: Orange cloth slipcase with Syd Barrett artwork, gilded page edges

Psychedelic Renegades covers the period 1969-71 and features the photo session with Mick Rock in and around Syd Barrett’s London flat which culminated in the cover for his first solo album The Madcap Laughs, and a further session at Syd’s family home in Cambridge. Not only does this exquisite book reproduce in the highest quality, for which Genesis is renowned, some of the most famous images of Syd Barrett, there is also a wealth of images which have never before been published. Many have not even been previously printed up from the original historic negatives.

Insight Editions

Between Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blue Archive
By Dick Waterman

Number: 133/450, 239/450
Signed by: Dick Waterman
Extras: Clamshell case, comes with a print of B.B. King signed by Dick Waterman

Between Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive celebrates the rich heritage of one of America’s greatest cultural legacies, the blues. Dick Waterman has been representing and photographing blues artists for over fifty years and in Between Midnight and Day, he collects these rare images, many previously unseen, and illuminates them with his own first-hand commentary offering his unique perspective as an agent, representative, photographer, and friend to some of the most influential figures in American music. Waterman includes personal recollections and 120 color photographs of blues legends like Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Son House, “Mississippi” John Hurt, Skip James, Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Fred McDowell, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, Roosevelt Sykes, Big Mama Thornton, Sippie Wallace, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Bukka White, and Howlin’ Wolf. Contributors include critically acclaimed music biographer Peter Guralnick, Grammy award-winning musician Bonnie Raitt, and author Chris Murray.

Days of Hope and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen
By Frank Stefanko


Signed by: Frank Stefanko
Extras: Packaged in cloth-mounted clamshell adorned with silver foil stamping, accompanied with a signed collectors giclee print.

Often informal and always intimate, Days of Hope and Dreams uncovers early, unpublished images of Bruce Springsteen that only a friend and confidant could have captured. Now, for the first time, 88 images from Frank Stefanko’s archive of several thousand photos are seeing the light of day. Days of Hope and Dreams presents an unforgettable selection of the photographer’s most candid and personal images from his time with Springsteen, accompanied by his behind-the-scenes recollections of their work and friendship.

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