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Jimi Hendrix "Smoking" London, 1967 — Limited Edition

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Jimi Hendrix

by, Gered Mankowitz

  • Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix smiles as he smokes during a session at Mankowitz's studio in London in 1967. The photographer recalled "I had the privilege to work with Jimi twice in 1967... We got on incredibly well and I found him to be a most charming, humble and witty person as well as a willing and enthusiastic subject."

    by, Gered Mankowitz

    Limited Edition

    Edition of 24
    Signed and numbered by Gered Mankowitz
    Gelatin Silver Print

    Available in size: 50x53 inches

  • Avaibale in size:
    50x53 inches 

  • Gelatin Silver Print

    Before the advent of digital technology at the end of the twentieth century, the gelatin silver process had been the most commonly used method of making black and white prints since the 1890s. A negative image is transferred to light-sensitive paper that has four layers: a paper base, a white opaque coating of gelatin and barium sulfate that creates a smooth surface, the gelatin layer that holds the silver grains of the photographic image, and a protective gelatin overcoat. Properly exposed gelatin silver prints are quite stable if exhibited under controlled light conditions.

    Until the 1970s, art photographers used this process almost exclusively to create high-quality black and white prints. Color photography was considered a commercial medium, not suited to serious artistic expression. Today, as fewer and fewer photographers are working in darkrooms, gelatin silver printing is quickly becoming an antiquated, historic process.

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About the Artist Gered Mankowitz

Born in London in 1946 to Wolf and Ann Mankowitz, Gered Mankowitz embarked on a nontraditional path, leaving school at 15 to pursue photography, inspired by Peter Sellers. After an intensive apprenticeship at Camera Press Ltd., he established his first studio in Mason’s Yard in 1963, amidst the vibrant atmosphere of swinging 60s London. Collaborating with music icons like Marianne Faithfull and The Rolling Stones, Gered's lens captured the essence of an era, producing iconic album covers and portraits that transcend time. His seminal work with The Jimi Hendrix Experience in early 1967 further solidified his status as a legendary photographer of the music industry.

The Artistic Journey Continues Gered Mankowitz

Over the past 50 plus years, Gered has continued to work in the music business. He also contributes to many leading magazines, and has taken prizewinning images for the advertising industry. He is currently concentrating on exhibitions and publishing books of his work, as well as producing and selling prints in galleries all over the world. In 2016, Gered was awarded the distinction of Fellowship by the The Royal Photographic Society, and has lectured at University College Falmouth. He is based in Cornwall.