The image of The Smiths outside Salford Lads' Club that graces the inner sleeve of their classic album The Queen is Dead remains without question one of the most iconic shots in rock photography.
Stephen Wright recalls “The Queen is Dead shoot itself was in late November in Salford on a damp dark day; it should really have been cancelled as the light was so poor for photography. We spent a bit of time at a couple of locations but the Salford Lads' Club was the key one. You can even see Johnny shivering in some of the images. Somehow the casual poses and the grim weather give the photos a certain natural and gritty character and I love the way Morrissey stands there, arms folded and smirking slightly like the Mona Lisa. I find it all a bit funny that the film was processed in a darkroom set up in my bedroom with my chemicals stored in old pop bottles yet now there’s a print in the National Portrait Gallery collection, The Manchester Art Gallery and the Salford Art Gallery."
The 12x12" prints are available in a signed open edition
The 16x16" prints are available in a signed open edition
The 20x20" prints are available in a signed open edition
All sizes are signed by the photographer
A traditional C-type print is a colour print made in a darkroom from a colour negative or transparency. It is produced on light sensitive paper using a chromogenic process. Before digital technology, these were the prints we all received from the pharmacies from our holiday films. C-type prints are archival and are still preferred by some photographers and collectors to digital art prints.
Fuji Crystal Archive Paper is a professional archival colour paper
Our prints are available in a variety of sizes. Please see below for specific measurements for the 'A series' of paper sizes.
A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)
Please note all our sizes refer to the paper size of the print produced not the image size
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