The now legendary photographer Gered Mankowitz established his first studio in Mason’s Yard in 1963, in what was to become the very heart of 1960s swinging London.
In 1964, he met and photographed Marianne Faithfull. Faithfull was represented by the mercurial Andrew Loog Oldham, who also managed the Rolling Stones.
Introductions were made, and a year later Mankowitz took this shot outside that very studio. “There were two huge hoardings that blocked off the building site at night,” he explains.
“I just suddenly saw the shape that it could create so I used them and just crammed the boys behind it and between it. It really was a very small space, but I was pleased with the result.”
You can't blame him. Read our in-depth article on Mankowitz and the Stones here.
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The Rolling Stones, London 1965 Signed Limited Edition C-Type Print by Gered Mankowitz, £1,950. Gered Mankowitz is represented by Box Galleries, 402 Kings Road, SW10 0LJ. boxgalleries.com