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Gered Mankowitz: Rock and Roll Photography

August 19th, 2016

gmrarp16aA newly updated and revised version of , Rock and Roll Photography, the book of photographer Gered Mankowitz’s rock photos has just been published. It includes a photo of Toyah on the cover (Thunder In The Mountains) and inside (The Blue Meaning/Ieya).

Gered Mankowitz was the man who created the enduring and defining image of not only Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones but of ‘the rock star.’ Now you can enjoy the best of his 50-year career in this defining tome of photography which chronicles music history, and tells you more about relevant popular culture than any text book could.

Mankowitz has been photographing rock stars for 50 years, helping to create the image of musical legends like Annie Lennox, the Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull, Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, Elton John, Oasis, Wham!, and more. Mankowitz’s favourites of his own portraits are included in a new release of his book  Rock and Roll Photography. Here are some of the best, from a flawless Kate Bush to a sun-bronzed George Michael, along with quotes from Mankowitz, both from his book and in conversation with BuzzFeed.

Toyah, 1980: “Toyah is a real performer, she developed these extraordinary visual identities that sort of related to her music was saying at that time. This look of flaming hair, punk-priestess, was a portrait intended to present her confrontational power.”


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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

June 17th, 2013

50 Years Of Rock And Roll Photography: The Work Of Gered Mankowitz: A new career spanning hardback book on Gered’s photography is to be published in September. He photographed Toyah a number of times in the early 80s, capturing some iconic images, so it will be interesting to see if any Toyah photos are included in the book. (Thanks to Mark Evans)

Nottingham Playhouse: 50 Years at Wellington Circus: The Nineties: 1990 Pip Broughton becomes the Playhouse’s first female Artistic Director and directs Toyah Willcox as Thérèse Raquin; Ruth Mackenzie takes the new post of Executive Director.

The Scotsman: Liam Rudden: Ticking off bucket list of songs: It got me thinking of the other songs I’ve been lucky enough to tick off my list; Ultravox’s The Voice, Andy Williams’ Music To Watch Girls By, Toyah’s Ieya and Blondie’s Fade Away And Radiate – all at the Playhouse.

Toyah Live 2013: Toyah played her first full-band gig of 2013 the Saturday before last in Selsey, East Sussex. View ‘Echo Beach’ from the gig at You Tube.

Just Relax: Review of Speak Deluxe by Marla Mase: Track 1 (and 14) ‘Scream’ is an interesting opening track lyrically and musically and reminds me in style of Toyah Willcox.

Make Up & Hair I Love: Pinterest gallery that includes some classic Toyah images.

Sea Spray: Toyah – Love is The Law & More Tour Brighton 2013: …Some of the Sea Spray Team will be attending this event.

Gered Mankowitz Talks Kate Bush & Toyah

October 18th, 2012

Gered Mankowitz took some iconic, and memorable, photos of Toyah at the height of her, and the band’s, pop career in the early 1980s. A brief clip of him talking about working with Kate Bush and Toyah has recently been uploaded to You Tube. (Thanks to Stephen Bennett Troake)

British Gered Mankowitz, one of the world’s most prominent photographers in the music and artistic world. Here he talks about what it was like to work with Kate Bush & Toyah Willcox. His iconic images of The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eurythmics, Marianne Faithfull and Kate Bush have become historic pieces of history that graced hundreds of magazine & album covers.