A lot can happen in 50 years. Just ask British photographer Gered Mankowitz
, who’s catalogued half a century’s worth of the ever-shifting musical scene — from the Swinging Sixties and Glam Rock Seventies to the New Wave Eighties and beyond. You can soak it all in at London’s Snap Galleries
, which is celebrating Gered’s golden jubilee with a retrospective exhibit
open till November 2nd. It’s an impressive time warp, where you can spot the famous mugs of rock-and-roll legends including Marianne Faithful, Kate Bush, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Glitter, Duran Duran and The Rolling Stones. Curiously enough, these now-iconic portraits owe a nod to Inspector Jacques Clouseau himself, Peter Sellers; the actor, a family friend, was the one who initially encouraged Gered to pursue photography.
From left: Françoise Hardy in the South of France, 1967; Jimi Hendrix at Mason’s Yard Studio in London, 1967; Marianne Faithfull at London’s Salisbury Pub, 1964; Mick Jagger at London’s Harley House, 1966; all photographed by Gered Mankowitz and courtesy Snap Galleries.