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Brian Wilson’s official memoir will be published worldwide this fall, featuring a cover photograph by Guy Webster. Available for Pre-Order on Amazon now.
A rare image of Bob Dylan by Guy Webster was published this week in the new issue of Rolling Stone. The photo will be included in the companion book to the latest edition of the Bootleg Series (Bob Dylan: The Cutting Edge 1965 – 1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12) which hit stores Nov. 6 and is now available to pre-order on Amazon. Click here to find out more on the Bob Dylan official site.
We will be offering a special archival pigment print of this image – details to follow. Sign up for the über EDITIONS VIP mailing list to get special advance information on this and other prints.
Where were you 46 years ago yesterday? (Am I saying that right?)
It’s Sept. 24, 1969. The young singer-songwriter, who’d been recording and performing since the mid-60s (as Davie Jones & the King Bees) without breaking through in any major way, suddenly has a lot going on.
He has a new single out, ’Space Oddity,’ (which, due to its thematic content, the BBC had delayed playing at first, waiting until after Neil Armstrong and his fellow astronauts had made it back safely from the moon). It will hit #25 on the BBC chart next week.
New publicity photos are needed. Alec gets the call.
“It was pretty relaxed,” Alec remembers now, nearly half a century later, “just two lads hanging out in the park — though one of us was wearing a blouse.” Indeed, Bowie’s clothing choice for the shoot foreshadows the period of experimentation that will follow and ultimately evolve in a few years time into the Ziggy Stardust persona that will finally establish him as a major artist.
Alec shoots one roll of black and white 35mm (in addition to some color 2 1/4 on the Rollieflex, now unfortunately lost to the mists of time), and produces a photo that Bowie likes enough that he personally asks to have it used in the Humble Pie concert tour program.
CUT TO: September of 2015.
Today (Friday, Sept. 25, 2015) marks the release by Parlophone Records of ‘David Bowie: Five Years – 1969-1973’ a beautiful ten album retrospective box set featuring all of the material officially released during this nascent period of Bowie’s career (on your choice of CD or 180g vinyl), and accompanied by a hardbound book of many rarely seen photographs including, of course, the portrait Alec shot, 46 years ago this Thursday in that London park.
To celebrate the release of ‘Five Years’ we are offering, for the very first time, a very limited edition silver gelatin print of this photograph, struck directly from the original 35mm negative: a must-have for any rock photography collection — or a great gift for any Bowie fan.
The print will be available in two formats: 11×14 (an edition of 20, starting at $400) or 16×20 (edition of 10, starting at $900) and officially goes on sale today.
To place an order for this iconic photograph you can click the link below.
If you’d like to find out more about the Box Set, click here to find it on Amazon.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve arranged with The Perfect Exposure Gallery to extend The Rolling Stones – Live at the Marquee – Photographs by Alec Byrne through Jul. 18. There will be a closing reception on Thu. Jul. 16. Details to come.
THANK YOU to everyone who came out for last night’s opening of The Rolling Stones – Live at the Marquee – Photographs by Alec Byrne at The Perfect Exposure Gallery. We hope you enjoyed the prints. The show runs through Sun. June 28.
To celebrate the release of the Stones’ “The Marquee Club – Live in 1971” DVD, The Perfect Exposure Gallery and über EDITIONS have curated a special one-week-only exhibition of photographs of the legendary early 70s London club show by rock photographer Alec Byrne.
One of the only photographers to attend the special concert, Alec was able to photograph the soundcheck in addition to the show itself. Many of the photographs have never been seen by the public and are being published for the first time in the booklet accompanying the new DVD.
The exhibition will include a selection of twenty-four 11×14 silver gelatin prints, available for sale for the first time in extremely limited editions of 5 each. The prints will also be available as a boxed set. Also available for purchase, will be a limited edition 30×40 proof sheet of the negatives from the show and a limited edition hardbound book.
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Opening CLOSING Reception CLICK HERE.
From the Rolling Stones Website:
The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee – Live In 1971 to be released 22 June 2015.
A sought-after, rare club performance from The Rolling Stones in 1971 filmed at London’s iconic Marquee Club will finally see the light of day, after almost two decades of being stored away in an attic. The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee – Live in 1971 will be released on DVD in four formats and on iTunes via Eagle Rock on 22 June 2015.
This remarkable performance was filmed for US television in 1971, shortly after The Rolling Stones had completed their 1971 Farewell Tour of the UK, and a month before the release of the album Sticky Fingers. The gig marked the first time tracks ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Dead Flowers’, ‘Bitch’ and the rarely performed ‘I Got The Blues’ were showcased live; four tracks taken from the Sticky Fingers album. The line-up at this time was Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman.
The show was an intimate, rare club appearance and very little footage has been released, until now. Part of the “From The Vault” series of live concerts from the band’s archive, The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee – Live In 1971 is a must own DVD for any Stones fan, featuring carefully restored footage and sound mixed to perfection by Bob Clearmountain, including 5.1 surround sound on the DVD and SD Blu-ray formats.
The release of The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee – Live In 1971 coincides with the special edition of album Sticky Fingers, and includes alternative takes of ‘I Got The Blues’ and ‘Bitch’, plus a Top of the Pops performance of ‘Brown Sugar’ from 1971.
The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee – Live In 1971 is available in four formats:
Main tracklisting & bonus features
Main tracklisting & bonus features
The DVD and a single CD
DVD and a single LP (main tracklisting only)
The Rolling Stones From The Vaults: The Marquee – Live In 1971 is released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on 22 June 2015
Thanks to everyone who came down to The Perfect Exposure Gallery last night for the opening of We Shot Rock & Roll. It was a great night, with several hundred people attending over the course of the evening and the response to the photos was tremendous.
The show runs through Mar. 20 so come back and see us, and if you liked the show please make sure to tell your friends.
We’ll be running special sales over the course of the show – watch your email for information.
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We can finally report that a comprehensive book of the rock photography of Alec Byrne is officially now in the works and will be published in 2016.
Before this can happen, however, we need to edit and scan over a decade of work – over 80,000 images! This is going to take time and, of course, money. So we’re going to do a crowd-funding campaign, which will launch soon, to help cover these costs.
As with other crowd-funded projects, this one will offer incentives at every level, from autographed books to limited edition prints all the way up to a very special opportunity for one generous contributor – more details soon.
If you would would like to receive updates on the crowd-funding campaign, as well as news on the book project in general, just send us your name and email using the form below. Your information will remain confidential and we will only use it to send updates related to the Alec Byrne book project.
To help celebrate this year’s Grammy Awards, über EDITIONS and The Perfect Exposure Gallery present We Shot Rock & Roll, an exhibition of famous, rare and unseen music images featuring the work of over a dozen photographers including:
Found Rolling Stones Collection
Kevin C. Goff
Featured in the exhibition, photos of:
Mamas and the Papas
Nat King Cole
Simon & Garfunkel
The Rolling Stones
and many more…
Thursday, Feb. 5th
Refreshments • Space Limited
We Shot Rock & Roll
Feb. 5 – Mar. 20
The Perfect Exposure Gallery
3519 W. 6th St.
Los Angeles 90020
Bob Dylan at ‘The Castle,’ Los Angeles, 1966 © Lisa Law
über EDITIONS is excited to now be working with renowned photographer Lisa Law.
Lisa’s career as a photographer began in the early sixties. With a new Honeywell Pentax camera in hand and working as an assistant to a manager in the rock and roll scene she began taking pictures. Whether she was backstage with The Beatles, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Kingston Trio, Otis Redding, The Lovin Spoonful, The Velvet Underground, The Byrds, taking promotional photographs of Janis Joplin and Big Brother, or at home making dinner for house guests like Bob Dylan or Andy Warhol or helping feed hundreds of thousands at Woodstock with the Hog Farm Commune, her passion for photography grew into a profession as she sported her new Nikon F.
We will be adding more of Lisa’s archive over the coming months. You will also be able to see her photos on display at the upcoming We Shot Rock & Roll exhibition here in Los Angeles. More about that soon.
über EDITIONS is excited to be participating in the 2015 edition of photo la.
photo la features a world-class assemblage of approximately 55-65 local and international galleries and dealers, in addition to exhibitions by leading museums, nonprofit organizations, artist collectives, art book dealers, and leading art schools. The fair creates an intimate scale for exhibitors to foster more personal dialogue with collectors. With more than two decades of experience, photo la brings together the full spectrum of photography lovers in a way that cannot be duplicated, creating an atmosphere of shared passion and community to support the marketplace for everyone’s enjoyment and benefit.
This year our exhibit will focus on our music archive, featuring the work of:
über EDITIONS is very pleased to now be working with legendary photographer Guy Webster.
One of the early innovators of rock & roll photography, renowned photographer Guy Webster has spanned the worlds of music, films and politics in a stellar 40-year career. While shooting album covers and billboards for groups that included The Rolling Stones, The Mamas and the Papas, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel and Chicago, he also photographed such film legends as Rita Hayworth, Dean Martin and Natalie Wood.
As the primary celebrity photographer for hundreds of worldwide magazines, Guy’s artistry has captured a vast range of talent and luminaries from Igor Stravinski, Truman Capote and Zubin Mehta to Barbara Streisand, Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ted Danson. Presidential subjects have included Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
Today, Guy is still shooting in his studio in Venice, California, while pursuing his passions for family and vintage motorcycles. A documentary about his photographic work is in progress, with past and upcoming gallery exhibits in Spain, Italy and England, as well as Martha’s Vineyard, New York and California.
Roy Orbison, Eyes Closed, London, 1969 © Alec Byrne
To honor what would have been Roy Orbison‘s 78th birthday, Alec Byrne has released a previously unseen image of the legendary rock troubadour. Shot in London in 1969, the image captures Orbison backstage preparing for his soundcheck.
The photo will is available in five formats including a small edition of 25 8x10s. Click here for more information.
über EDITIONS is pleased to be working with venerable rock photographer, James Fortune.
Back in the 1970s, in the aftermath of political, civil, and sexual revolution all over the world, photographer James Fortune plied his trade in the backstages and VIP sections of some of the nation’s biggest music events.
Beginning in his college days in the late ’60s, Fortune spent more than a decade photographing rock’n’roll icons such as Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Jim Morrison, Elton John and countless others. His catalog of over 15,000 images from the tumultuous ’60s and ’70s contains shots of everything from hippie riots in Hollywood to Gene Simmons and Cher sharing an e’clair.
He ran with the high-and-mighty and photographed them all, including Jimmy Carter, the Bee Gees, Led Zeppelin and Gerald Ford. His work even spanned the Pacific to Viet Nam, where the intrepid photographer served active duty from 1968 to 1970 with the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Combat Camera Group.
The bedroom walls of America’s youth in the ’70s and early ’80s were plastered with his rock star posters. Now, for the first time, his limited edition prints from his original negatives are now available through über EDITIONS.
We will be adding more of James’s images over the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, here is a sample.
This rare image, published for the first time in the Mar. 2014 Rolling Stone Bob Marley Special Issue, shows Marley in the studio during sessions for the Johnny Nash album “I Can See Clearly Now.” The Wailers would meet Chris Blackwell and sign to Island Records later that year.
Alec’s assignment was to photograph Nash, who was much more well known at the time, but he decided to photograph newcomer Marley as well while he was there. The shoot produced several fascinating images of the future superstar including what has come to be known as the “Baby Bob” image. Marley would have been about 26 at the time.
Congratulations to über EDITIONS client Alec Byrne – Rolling Stone chose to run his rare image of Bob Marley in the studio in a special issue which hit stands today.
The photo was taken in 1972 while Bob was in the studio with Johnny Nash working on the “I Can See Clearly Now” album. Nash was a huge supporter of Marley and brought him in to do vocals and co-write some of the songs.
Berkeley, August, 1972
About Jeff Beck
Geoffrey Arnold ”Jeff“ Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with the Yardbirds (the other two being Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page). Beck also formed the Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.
Much of Beck’s recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound, and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues rock, heavy metal, jazz fusion and an additional blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Although he recorded two hit albums (in 1975 and 1976) as a solo act, Beck has not established or maintained the sustained commercial success of many of his contemporaries and bandmates. Beck appears on albums by Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Morrissey, Jon Bon Jovi, Malcolm McLaren, Kate Bush, Roger Waters, Donovan, Stevie Wonder, Les Paul, Zucchero, Cyndi Lauper, Brian May, Stanley Clarke and ZZ Top.
He was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone‘s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and the magazine has described him as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”. MSNBC has called him a “guitarist’s guitarist”. Beck has earned wide critical praise and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance six times and Best Pop Instrumental Performance once. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a member of the Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).
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We have just released nine wonderful new photographs from the jazz photography archive of Ave Pildas, available in limited editions as 13×19 archival pigment prints as well as 16×20 silver gelatin. The photos are also available as selections for Ave’s new limited edition boxed portfolio ‘10 Jazz Greats.’
Shot in the early 1960s at clubs and festivals in the midwest, many of these images have never been seen before and feature a veritable who’s who of the jazz world of that period.
To see the images Ave currently has for sale on über, click here. We will be adding more of his wonderful jazz photography archive to über EDITIONS in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime you can see many more images at Ave’s website, www.avepildasjazz.com.
About Ave Pildas
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ave Pildas worked early in his career as a photo stringer for Downbeat Magazine in the Ohio Valley and Pennsylvania in the 1960’s, and has been a successful photographer and educator for the past 40 years.
In 1971 Pildas began working as the Art Director at Capitol Records in Hollywood and designed and photographed album covers for the label’s recording artists. He launched a career as a freelance photographer and designer soon after, specializing in architectural and corporate photography. His photographs have been exhibited in one man shows at the: Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Photographers Gallery, London, Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, Gallerie Diaframma, Milan, Cannon Gallery, Amsterdam, Gallerie 38, Zurich and numerous group shows. They have been featured in: The New York Times Magazine, ‘ZOOM’, ‘PHOTO’, ‘CAMERA’, ‘photographic’ and many publications both in the United States and abroad .
Photographs by Ave Pildas are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Bibliotheca National, Paris; the University of Arizona as well as numerous other public and private collections. He is a Professor Emeritus at Otis College of Design.
Pildas created intimate portraits of Jazz greats in live performance, at small clubs and Jazz Festivals in the Midwest, many have never been seen before. Ave currently lives in Santa Monica, CA in the solar powered, zero scaped home and studio he collaborated on with W3 Architects. He is digitally archiving his vintage work, and continues with new projects while inspiring, polishing and guiding young talent.
We are pleased to be working with Ave Pildas on his new boxed portfolio, ‘10 Jazz Greats.’
’10 Jazz Greats’ is a limited edition boxed portfolio of ten different black and white digital chromogenic photographic prints of your personal selection from over seventy images. The photographs were taken by Ave Pildas in intimate clubs and at jazz festivals in the early 1960s when the photographer was a stringer for “Downbeat” magazine. Many were previously published in “Downbeat”.
The prints, each measuring 8.5″ x11″, are signed, numbered and dated, verso, by the photographer. Image size is 6″ x 9″. Each print is housed in a folder of Neenah duplex cover stock, along with a flysheet with the name of the jazz artist plus the date and location of the original shoot. The ten-print set is offered in a custom designed decorative cloth box in an edition of 50. The prints are also suitable for individual framing.
The portfolio will be printed on Hahnemuhle FineArt Baryta Fiber Photo Paper, and published by Ave Pildas and über EDITIONS.
Extra’s Mario Lopez took time out from a recent photo shoot to admire the work of Alec Byrne. Of the images of Alec’s that we’ve released so far, Mick and Jim seems to be the one people respond to the most.
It’s official! The new über EDITIONS website is live! Thanks for stopping by!