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Contact Sheets Collection

The contact sheet is the photographer's first look at what they have captured on camera. An unedited sequence of negatives or roll of film that provides a behind-the-scenes history of a photograph.

Today, in a world of digital technology the contact sheet has all but disappeared however in this exhibition the contact sheets on display reveal the stories behind some of the world's most iconic rock images. Contacts gives an initimate glimpse into a photographer's working process and editing choices and shares candid, unseen moments of rock history.

Our collection includes prints of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Oasis, Joy Division, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits taken by renowned photographers such as Jill Furmanovsky, Barrie Wentzell, Don Hunstein and Duffy. This is a rare opportunity to look back at the hidden moments surrounding some of rocks most iconic images.

Bob Marley (BM002DC)

Bob Marley

Rare contact sheet by David Corio with a fantastic selection of images of Bob Marley performing in London in 1980.

Prices from £1,100.00
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Bob Dylan (BD001DONH)

Bob Dylan

Early set of contact sheet photos by Don Hunstein taken of Bob Dylan in his New York apartment on West 4th Street in 1963.

Prices from £2,500.00
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U2 (UT008DC)

U2

Contact sheet images of U2 on the roof of the Country Club Hotel in Cork in August 1980

Prices from £1,100.00
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Bob Dylan (BD009DONH)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan sitting with his girlfriend Suze Rotolo in their apartment in New York in February 1963

Prices from £925.00
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David Bowie (DB009DUFFY)

David Bowie

Official contact sheet print from the acclaimed Duffy archive of David Bowie in his Scary Monsters Pierrot costume in 1980.

Prices from £245.83
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Joy Division (JD002JF)

Joy Division

Contact sheet of Joy Division backstage at the YMCA, London in August 1979

Prices from £333.33
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Nick Cave (NC003DC)

Nick Cave

Unique contact sheet print of Nick Cave And The Birthday Party by photographer David Corio taken in a disused church in Kilburn, London

Prices from £1,100.00
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Bob Marley (BM001ABAL)

Bob Marley

"Bob Marley took a break from touring and came by my studio in Primrose Hill. He was in such a fantastic mode that day, really playful."

Prices from £791.67
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Ramones, The (RA002DC)

The Ramones

Energetic contact sheet of The Ramones performing at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in 1980

Prices from £1,100.00
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Rolling Stones (RS010JF)

Rolling Stones

Contact sheet of Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones drummer, taken at the Halcyon Hotel in London in March 1991

Prices from £333.33
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AC/DC (ACDC002DC)

AC/DC

Unique contact sheet print of AC/CD's, Angus Young by photographer David Corio, taken at Hammersmith Odeon, London, November 1st, 1979

Prices from £1,100.00
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Chrissie Hynde (CHRIS005JF)

Chrissie Hynde

Contact sheet of the photo shoot for the 'Living without Cruelty' book cover featuring Chrissie Hynde chained up in a cage

Prices from £333.33
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Oasis (OA045JF)

Oasis

Taken during the Oasis 'Definitely Maybe' Tour in Detroit, USA in 1995

Prices from £250.00
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Red Hot Chili Peppers (CP001MA)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Anthony Kiedis comes alive when you aim a camera at him, John Frusciante was stoned and subdued, a perfect combo!

Prices from £291.67
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Bjork, London 1995 by Jill Furmanovsky. Available for sale.

Björk

Contact sheet from photo shoot of Björk taken by Jill Furmanovsky in Primrose Hill in 1995

Prices from £333.33
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Iggy Pop (IP005JF)

Iggy Pop

Contact sheet from Iggy Pop performing live onstage at the Rainbow Theatre in July 1979

Prices from £333.33
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Jimi Hendrix (JH001CONP)

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix supporting The Walker Brothers farewell tour at the Royal Albert Hall, London in November 1967

Prices from £1,500.00
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Pink Floyd (PF030JF)

Pink Floyd

Roger Waters eating a fairy cake in Abbey Road Studios, 1975, during the making of 'Wish You Were Here'

Prices from £416.67
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Sinead O'Connor (SO005JF)

Sinead O'Connor

Contact sheet photos taken in at Sinead O'Connor's home in Westbound Grove, London in June 1994

Prices from £333.33
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Jimi Hendrix (JH006BW)

Jimi Hendrix

Contact sheet of Jimi Hendrix photographed at his London home on Brook Street in 1969

Prices from £2,541.67
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David Bowie (DB010DUFFY)

David Bowie

Contact sheet from the Scary Monsters photo shoot taken during the last of Duffy's 'Five Sessions' with David Bowie

Prices from £245.83
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David Bowie (DB002DUFFY)

David Bowie

Contact sheet taken from the photo shoot for Aladdin Sane

Prices from £245.83
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David Bowie (DB001BW)

David Bowie

Contact sheet of David Bowie images taken during an interview in London, 1972. One of the images was used on the cover of Melody Maker

Prices from £1,900.00
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Tom Waits (TW005JF)

Tom Waits

Contact sheet of Tom Waits reading 'The Mammoth Book of Oddities' in a diner in California in 1999

Prices from £333.33
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Nirvana (NV013WEDD)

Nirvana

Contact sheet of 1991 color film slides laid out on a light box from Kirk Weddle's historic Nevermind photo shoot with Nirvana

Prices from £450.00
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Oasis (OA048JF)

Oasis

Contact sheet of Noel & Liam Gallagher larking around during the recording sessions for 'Be Here Now' at Abbey Road Studios in October 1996

Prices from £291.67
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Oasis (OA049JF)

Oasis

Contact sheet of Liam Gallagher singing during a recording session for 'Be Here Now' at Abbey Road Studios in October 1996

Prices from £291.67
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Featured Prints

Marc Bolan (MB001JA)

Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan playing with T.Rex in Copenhagen, Denmark in March 1973

Prices from £291.67
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Queen (QN003JA)

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury performing at Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen during Queen's 'A Day At The Races' Tour in May 1977

Prices from £291.67
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Bob Marley (BM002DC)

Bob Marley

Rare contact sheet by David Corio with a fantastic selection of images of Bob Marley performing in London in 1980.

Prices from £1,100.00
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Bob Dylan (BD001BW)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan rehearsing for the recording of his BBC In Concert show at BBC Studios, Shepherds Bush in London in June 1965

Prices from £1,150.00
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Ramones, The (RA001MOHO)

The Ramones

Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of The Ramones 'Baby, I Love You' vinyl single

Prices from £162.50
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Clash, The (CL002SSHE)

The Clash

The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

Prices from £291.67
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Featured Artists

Madonna

Madonna

Madonna transcended the term 'pop star' into a global icon & is regarded as the most influential female recording artist of all time.

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AC/DC

AC/DC

AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. they have dubbed their music simply "rock and roll".

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Rolling Stones, The

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band who were in the vanguard of the British music Invasion that became popular in the US in 1964–65.

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Oasis

Oasis

Oasis were an English rock music band formed in Manchester in 1991, to date the band have sold over 70 million records worldwide.

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Manchester Music

Manchester Music

Manchester is inextricably linked to its musical heritage. A city whose music is deeply rooted in its fabric

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Madness

Madness

Madness are an English band from Camden Town, London & one of the most prominent bands of the late 70s & early 80s 2 Tone ska revival.

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Featured Collections

*There is a Light That Never Goes Out*

*There is a Light That Never Goes Out*

A photographic celebration of Manchester's rock music history. Free exhibition at Manchester Central Library until 22 February 2019

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***New Arrivals***

***New Arrivals***

Here are the very latest prints we have added to our collection. We hope you love them as much as we do.

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Jazz & Blues Collection

Jazz & Blues Collection

Welcome to our Jazz & Blues Print Collection - over 50 years of iconic images of the world's greatest Jazz & Blues musicians

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Rockarchive Edition 100

Rockarchive Edition 100

Edition 100 was created to give fans & collectors a chance to own classic, historical pictures of their favorite bands.

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Contact Sheets Collection

Contact Sheets Collection

Our contact sheet collection is a rare opportunity to look back at the hidden moments surrounding some of rocks most iconic images.

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Born In The USA

Born In The USA

The USA has given us many of the world's greatest music artists - we celebrate the best of the best

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