Gered Mankowitz is a key figure in rock art.
He’s best known for his photographs of the Rolling Stones. Most famously for the covers of Out Of Our Heads (the original UK Decca release, repeated on December’s Children in the USA), and Between The Buttons.
His 1967 portfolio documenting the explosive arrival in England of Jimi Hendrix captures the Swinging London Zeitgeist just as well.
Having colourised some of his original monochrome portraits, Mankowitz has been exhibiting them for several years.
The Experience: Jimi Hendrix at Mason’s Yard 1967 is currently showing at White Cloth Gallery, Leeds, until 12 May.
(Mason’s Yard was the London location of the photographic studio of Gered Mankowitz).
If you can’t make it to West Yorkshire, you can buy the set in the hardback book of the same name, published in October 2013 by Castle Books, available via Amazon for about £10.
If your pockets are somewhat deeper, these Jimi Hendrix images are also available as large format limited editions.