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Photo: Gered Mankowitz
Here on FM Odyssey we've interviewed some of the most iconic names in
music. Sometimes, we take a different look at the music world, by
talking to the people behind the scenes.
Gered Mankowitz is one of the most celebrated photographers in rock history.
Starting out in his teens he photographed Marianne Faithfull and the Rolling Stones.
After going on tour in the U.S. with the Stones in 1965, he spent time
photographing them when they recorded their watershed 'Aftermath' album.
He subsequently did the covers for their 'December's Children(And
Everybody's)/Out of Our Heads' albums and his historic cover for 'Between
If his work with the Stones is not enough, he developed a
close relationship with Jimi Hendrix and his photos of Hendrix with the
Experience have adorned countless album packages and reissues.
Mankowitz remains a working photographer and in his decades-long career he has
photographed George Harrison, Leonard Cohen, Donovan, Elton John,
Traffic, The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, Robert Fripp, Kate Bush, Chrissie
Hynde, Sade, the Eurythmics and Oasis, among many others.
He has published nearly 20 photography books, worked as a fashion photographer
and still resides at his famous Mason Yards studio in England, which was
the hub of 60s London, with the Indica Gallery and the Scotch of St.
His most recent project is, ICON – Music Through The Lens,
a six-part PBS series on the history of rock photography, which he
curated and was Executive Producer.
FM Odyssey's Steve Matteo, interviewed Mankowitz at his London studio.
To see Gered's work, go to: https://mankowitz.com/