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Francine Winham (1937-2013)

Francine Winham was born in London in the late 1930s, the middle child of a self-made property tycoon. When war broke out in 1939, her father arranged for the family to be evacuated to the relative safety of Colorado in the United States, a move that began for her a lifelong transatlantic relationship. In the late forties, the family returned to London and Winham was sent to the Mitford-Colmer Seminary for Young Ladies in Belgravia.

Every weekend, unbeknown to her parents, she would host parties at the family's Mayfair home for members of London's soon-to-be smart set. Friends such as the young Michael Caine and Terence Stamp (who were then sharing a flat around the corner) would come and socialize, drinking and dancing to the latest jazz sounds.

It was around this time that she met music impresario Chris Blackwell. Blackwell offered her a job as his PA, and so she became the first employee of Blackwell's legendary Island Records.

Bitten by the photography bug and eager to rekindle her American roots, Winham moved to New York in 1963 to study and began shooting the stars she had long admired, selling the results to magazines such as Downbeat and the Village Voice. “Jazz clubs were perfect for me. I liked to get close, really close, and see the expression on a performer's face. That's what really interests me, the intimacy.”

It was during this time that Winham developed what she called her “fever” technique. By holding the shot still for half a second and then moving the camera, she created a blurred free-form image that mirrored the dynamic improvisation of the performer (a technique later imitated on jazz record covers and in magazines).

Cat Anderson (CATA001FRAN)

Cat Anderson

Cat was renowned for his playing in the extreme high register. He claimed that he developed his screaming high notes to impress the girls.

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Cootie Williams (COWI001FRAN)

Cootie Williams

Trumpeter Cootie Williams performing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1965

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Dizzy Gillespie (DIZZ001FRAN)

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie playing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1966

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Dizzy Gillespie (DIZZ002FRAN)

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie performing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1966

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Duke Ellington (DE0001FRAN)

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington performing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1966

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Ella Fitzgerald (ELLA001FRAN)

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald performing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1965

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Horace Silver (HSIL001FRAN)

Horace Silver

Horace Silver performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island in July 1966

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Hugh Masekela (MASE001FRAN)

Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela performing at the Village Gate in New York in 1966

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John Coltrane ( JCOL001FRAN)

John Coltrane

John Coltrane performing for the last time at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island in July 1966

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Miles Davis (MD001FRAN)

Miles Davis

Miles Davis performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island in July 1966

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Nina Simone (NS001FRAN)

Nina Simone

Nina Simone performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island in July 1966

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Thelonius Monk ( THEL001FRAN)

Thelonius Monk

Thelonius Monk performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island in July 1965

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Featured Prints

U2 (UT007DC)

U2

U2 on top of a hotel roof in Cork, Ireland on a cold February morning in 1980

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Jimi Hendrix (JH001BW)

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix after performing on Lulu's TV show in London in January 1969

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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.

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Glastonbury Jarvis Cocker (PULP001JF)

Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker performing one of his signature moves with Pulp on The Park Stage during the 2011 Glastonbury Festival

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David Bowie (DB001POST)

David Bowie

Exclusive David Bowie print specially created by The Postman for Rockarchive, based on a photograph taken by Dave Hogan at Live Aid in 1985

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Patti Smith (PS001LR)

Patti Smith

Patti Smith photographed in the Netherlands in January 1980

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Featured Artists

Amy Winehouse onstage at the V Festival in 2008, photograph taken by photographer Mark Mawston

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres.

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

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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968 & considered one of the most innovative & influential rock bands in history.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

A unique collection of images of Pink Floyd, one of the worlds most successful and influential rock bands.

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Blondie, Debbie Harry in London, 1977 Photo | Fine Art Print by Sheila Rock

Blondie

Blondie is a American rock band founded by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein that pioneered the New York new wave & punk scenes of the 1970s.

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Featured Collections

***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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Morgan Howell Print Collection

Morgan Howell Print Collection

Artist Morgan Howell's paintings of record sleeves have become cult classics. We are delighted to introduce a range of his affordable prints

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Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky is one of the greatest ever rock & roll photographers with a huge archive of iconic shots of the world's best music artists

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Alternative artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Pink Floyd's Division Bell

Album Covers

Album covers can define a band almost as much as the music itself. Now you can put this great art on your wall as well as your turntable

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Jake Chessum

Jake Chessum

During his 30 year career Jake Chessum has shot defining images of musicians such as Amy Winehouse, Jay Z, The Beastie Boys & David Bowie.

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Contact Sheets Print Collection

Contact Sheets Print Collection

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

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