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

If you wish to use any of the photographs please contact to arrange fees.

All prints and photographs are supplied unframed




Prices start at £65 – There are various sizes and editions on photographic paper – Photographs are shipped worldwide!

Until 17 December 2015 discount voucher/codes there is a 15% discount – this need to be applied right at the end of Checkout

the code is “christmas2015″


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NEW Colour from the Salford Lads Session available here CLICK HERE – COLOUR SMITHS

On photographic paper From £65


Smiths Salford Manchester 1985

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The picture from the T-shirt.

On photographic paper  NEW OPEN EDITION 10″ x 8″ photographic print signed by Stephen in white border CLICK HERE 10″ x 8″ for just £30

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NEW PRINT ON 250g Card – A3 – 29 x 40 cm £19

Commemorative signed print of the infamous Salford Lads photograph. 30 years ago this November,

I shivered outside the Salford Lads Club and produced the image used on the Smiths classic “Queen is dead “ album sleeve.


The Smiths print in Frame 2


I’ve produced an A3 print on 250 g card thats rather nice.

Each is signed by me and retails at only £19.00

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New  – LARGE PRINTS  24″ x 36″  signed open edition £450  CLICK HERE

Digital prints are made using a Canon iPF8100 12 ink archival printer

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


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Salford Lads Tshirts

I gave an image to the Salford Lads Club for a T shirt to fund a trip to America – £60,000 in sales!

This was a limited Edition SALES OF THE T Shirts END 10 November 2015 so order one now!

 HERE  Salford Lads Tshirts

Here’s actor Maxine Peake sporting one.


Manchester Music tours

The rather charming Craig Gill provides an excellent range of tours of Manchester’s rich musical history including a trip to the Salford Lads Club and other Smiths related destinations. Great fun even on a rainy day!

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Manchester Music tours


1paenNew Limited edition print of the Tony Wilson with Durutti Column used years later on the Paean to Wilson album sleeve.

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The portrait of Tony Wilson on his own was shot in The Hacienda dressing room in 1985.

I will donate £25 to Christies Hospital, Manchester for each of these prints sold.

They are printed in one size only and in an edition of 500.

The 12″ x 8″ image is printed with a white border on 10″ x 14″ paper – Cost is £150.

CLICK HERE to purchase.

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Stephen photographed The Smiths live across 1984-87. He photographed them  at several concerts which led to the session in November 1985. He shot them at the Salford Lads for The Queen is Dead album sleeve and later shot the sign for the back sleeve of the Strangeways, Here We Come album – he sells limited edition photographs of the Smiths.These photographs of the Smiths and other artists have been used numerous times in magazines,newspapers and books. The album sleeve photograph from the Queen is dead sleeve is the the collections of the National Portrait Gallery London, the Manchester Art Gallery and the Salford Art Gallery.

Over the past thirty years, thousands of fans of the band have made the pilgrimage to recreate the photo outside the stunning red brick Edwardian building.More recently, the image of the band shivering in mid winter outside the hallowed façade of the Salford Lads Club was back in the news for rather happier reasons. Just before Christmas, the institute launched a new promotional T -shirt bearing the famous image which raised some £60,000 in a year. Stephen gave the image from the session to the Lads club to raise funds for a trip for teenagers from the Salford Lads Club to visit Native Indians in South Dakota.

If you wish to use any of the photographs please contact to arrange fees

BBC – In pictures: The Smiths and friends

The Independent – Iconic image: The Smiths outside Salford Lads club

The Guardian – Photographer Stephen Wright’s best shot