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



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

I’ve produced an A3 print on 250 g card thats rather nice. Each is signed by me and retails at only £19.00

A3 print on 250 card

I’ve got sick of the rubbish sold on Ebay so I’ve done something about it!



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

Sometimes there are discount codes and these need to be applied right at the end of Checkout



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

From £65

Smiths Salford Manchester 1985


The picture from the T-shirt … 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  – LARGE PRINTS  24″ x 36″  signed open edition £450  CLICK HERE

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



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

tony wilson

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.



Stephen photographed The Smiths live across 1984-87. He photographed them at the BBC and at several concerts. He shot them at the Salford Lads for The Queen is Dead album sleeve and 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

If you wish to use any of the photographs please contact

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