Photos of the Smiths at the Salford Lads Club and Live Shows 1984-87

“Stephen Wright’s original photograph, used for the inside gatefold of The Queen is Dead, clinches the prize for the most famous image of the Smiths”

 Will Woodward – The Guardian

 

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I enjoyed shooting these images 25 or so years ago and it’s great that they are still popular years on. Of all the bands I shot it was The Smiths I loved seeing most and none of the albums really beat the atmosphere of their live shows.Bit by bit I am adding other artists to the collection – so far U2 ,Miles Davis,Prince , Madonna, John Lydon,Nina Simone,Gregory Isaacs,New Order…but more will follow

These days these images continue to crop up in magazines and books and remind me fondly of my time in Manchester. Many are available as Limited edition prints which I sign and edition and have been sent all over the world. I love the idea of my photos of my favourite band being framed and cherished. Prices start at £60 and each is produced on real silver halide photographic paper and printed with a white border. I’m pleased that people enjoy them years later and also  they have raised money for a variety of charities

Stephen Wright photographer’s best photo shot – The Guardian Newspaper

Iconic photo image of The Smiths outside Salford Lads Club -The Independent Newspaper

BBC news in pictures

I’m still enjoying working as a photographer and photograph portraits weddings and civil partnerships – anywhere really!

My current work is on www.wrightphoto.co.uk and my wedding site is www.aweddingimage.co.uk

 

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FREE photo Exhibition

There is a permanent at the hifi showroom of Ripcaster The Forge Main street Checkendon – best ring first before you pop in! 0118 321 8292

see www.ripcaster.co.uk/smiths

As well as a full and highly recommended online shop Ripcaster has a lovely showroom where you can enjoy looking at my photos of iconic musicians

you can buy Linn and Sonos hifi solutions and a range of turntables. Jon Nelson provides a helpful service to improve your music listening possibilities

 

 

New Limited edition print of the Tony Wilson with Durutti column

The original image was shot at the Hacienda first birthday party in 1984-the white splodge is a mark made by a cream cake….Sales of this print are different from other photographs as I will donate £25 to Christies Hospital Manchester from each print sold.
 
They are printed in one size only and in an edition of 500.The 12″x8 image is printed on with a white border on 10×14″paper-Cost is £125  CLICK HERE  to purchase
 
 

The Smiths in posters – a poster!

From the man who kindly brought his collection all the way from Barcelona to Manchester…..

A limited edition of the poster is now available shipped direct from Spain

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 CLICK  www.thesmiths.cat

 

A selection of my antique SMITHS photographs is on view

In the 2nd VIEW the restaurant cafe at WATERSTONES BOOKSHOP - DEANSGATE MANCHESTER

Star and Garter Manchester www.starandgarter.co.uk for the BEST Smiths/Morrissey disco!

TV21 cafe bar Thomas Street Manchester www.tv21manchester.com I hope you enjoy them

 

To view the photos at the Salford Lads club  2012 – CLICK HERE

www.guardian.co.uk/music/gallery/2012/mar/06/smiths-fans-salford-lads-club?intcmp=ILCMUSTXT9383

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/smiths-fans-pose-outside-salford-lads-club-7562641.html