Photographs 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.

There are images of The Smiths and various other iconic artists on the PRINT SALES tab above.

All photographs are supplied unframed. Signed and editions by Stephen.


Norden Farm, Maidenhead – Free photo exhibition Tuesday 25th October – 2016 Saturday 12th November

A mix of classic images of The Smiths and other iconic musicians!








Tea parties – music , photographs and chat with Stephen

2-6 pm  3 and 4 December

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Discount code of 15% off most photographs until Dec 1oth = winter2016

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Print Sales   – click HERE

Iconic images of THE SMITHS and other artists including Prince, Miles Davis, James Brown, John Lydon – more follow

Prices start at £65 – There are various sizes and editions on photographic paper. Worldwide shipping

See other links below for some other sizes and options.

SL framedsmiths-in-colour

NEW … at last the BIG SQUARES! and they look great! Limited edition

20×20 inch Edition of 75 worldwide £495 – (introductory price)    CLICK HERE

signed and editioned by Stephen

Smiths at Salford LAds Club 1985 Strangeways Smiths Salford Manchester 1985







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VINYL ALBUM SIZE 12 x12 inch Edition of 500 – £125 ( introductory price) CLICK HERE

signed and editioned by Stephen. OF ALL 3 IMAGES ABOVE Limited edition


12x12 square in frame









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A3 print 29cm x 40 cm open edition – signed   just £22  CLICK HERE

Smiths at Salford LAds Club 1985









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The picture from the Salford Lads fundraising T-shirt.

 NEW OPEN EDITION 10″ x 8″ photographic print signed by Stephen in white border

CLICK HERE 10″ x 8″ for just £40

On photographic paper 


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VERY BIG ONES – on 20×30 inch paper Edition of 25 only – contact me on

£1500 special order only


New T shirts – by other sellers

Far better than the rubbish on Ebay that just scanned the album sleeve!










T shirt from the nice gentlemen at Vinylrevival Manchester













Durutti/Tony Wilson

durutti tony-wilson

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

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.

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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 club  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

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

The Guardian – Photographer Stephen Wright’s best shot

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