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


The picture from the tshirt…

 NEW OPEN EDITION 10×8 photographic print signed by Stephen in white border CLICK HERE 10×8 or £25 

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Prices start at £65- There are various sizes and editions- Photographs are shipped worldwide!


New  – LARGE PRINTS  24″x36″  signed open edition £450  CLICK HERE

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 £65 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.

These prints are individually produced and signed  – in the unlikely event that a print should need to be returned: please notify me first and then return in pristine condition for review within 7 days as is standard with web based sales

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 and my wedding site is


Salford Lads Tshirts I have given an image to the Salford Lads Club for a year to raise funds
They are available at
and just for the record I don’t like Cameron and hope he didn’t get one free – it was nothing to do with me…
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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….used years later on the Paen to Wilson album sleeve
The portrait of Tony Wilson on his own – was shot in the Hacienda dressing room in 1985
Sales of these prints are different from other photographs and 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

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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



A selection of my antique SMITHS photographs is on view


Star and Garter Manchester for the BEST Smiths/Morrissey disco!

TV21 cafe bar Thomas Street Manchester I hope you enjoy them


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