Photographer: Gered Mankowitz
Location: Masons Yard, London
"I had the privilege to work with Jimi twice in 1967. On both occasions he, together with Mitch and Noel, came to my studio in Masons Yard, in London’s West End. We got on incredibly well and I found him to be a most charming, humble and witty person as well as a willing and enthusiastic subject. He was very easy to photograph because apart from having tremendous charisma, he had wonderful style. My portrait of Jimi titled Blue Smoke was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Rock Portraits of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine in their October 2004 issue!"
Print Quality: Printed in four colours, (orange, gold, cerise & black) on Somerset Satin paper, a 310gsm, 100% cotton, acid free, mould made paper produced by St. Cuthberts Mill.
The sheet size is 40x30 ins, with an image size of 29x22ins. Each print is hand pulled by Wayne Johnson in London in a world-wide limited edition of only 500 copies, individually signed and numbered by Gered and bearing the embossed stamps of his archive, Ink Icon and that of Wayne Johnson.