Photographs of the Smiths at the Salford Lads Club and Live Shows 1984-7 and other iconic musicians.

“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 [email protected] to arrange fees. Print, web and film or video uses all incur fees.

All photographs Copyright Stephen Wright

There are photographs of The Smiths and various other iconic artists available for sale.

All photographs are supplied unframed and have a white border in which I sign.

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

There are several sizes on photographic paper. In each case the image is surrounded by white border.

6×9 inch image on 8×12 inch photographic paper            £60

8×12  inch image on 10×14 inch photographic paper       £150

9.5×15 inch image on 12×16 inch photographic paper     £425

11×17 inch image on 12×18 inch photographic paper      £525

17×27 inch image on 20×30 inch photographic paper      £725

All signed by Stephen Wright.

NB inch = approx 2.5 cm

See other links below for some other options.

Worldwide shipping.

All prints are custom printed to order and signed by Stephen Wright.

As these are custom prints there are no returns.














8×8 inch (20x20cm)          £60        NEW

12×12 inch (30x30cm)       £150      Vinyl album sleeve size

16×16 inch (40x40cm)      £525

20×20 inch (50x50cm)     £650

There is a white border within each print size.

All signed by Stephen Wright

Just 5 images are produced like this.

Worldwide shipping.

All prints are custom printed to order and signed by Stephen Wright.

As these are custom prints there are no returns.

















Art Prints 12×16 on 250g lustre finish Signed by Stephen Wright £35











There is a range of new Tshirts , Sweatshirts etc of The Smiths 


Lots of colours and choice. 








Stephen Wright photographed The Smiths live across 1984-87. He photographed them at several concerts which led to the session at the Salford Lads club in November 1985. He photographed 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  photographs of the Smiths and other iconic musicians.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 the Salford Lads Club to recreate the photo outside the stunning red brick Edwardian building.

In 1985 when we went to the club it was shut…20 years later Stephen visited the Club was allowed in for the first time! He started working with the club with various Charity fund raising events and was made an honour member of the Salford lads club in 2015.

More recently, the image of the band shivering in mid winter outside the hallowed facade of the Salford Lads Club was back in the news for rather happier reasons. Just before Christmas 2015, 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 (all uses print web or film/video) are chargeable please contact [email protected] to arrange fees.

Some links for the curious!

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

The Guardian – Photographer Stephen Wright’s best shot

And of course do go visit the Salford Lads club – there are special visit days see SALFORD LADS CLUB site


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