Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Book Signing With Rock Photographer Gered Mankowitz

There will be a book signing with rock photographer Gered Mankowitz this Saturday, September 25. Mankowitz will be at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho from 1 to 4 PM signing his book, "The Experience: Jimi Hendrix at Masons Yard." The book features essays along with classic shots of Hendrix and his band as well as unseen photos. The who, what, when & where are below.

Read essays by some of music’s top journalist and page through photographs of Jimi and his band. World-renowned rock photographer Gered Mankowitz did two photo shoots with Jimi and The Experience: Jimi Hendrix at Masons Yard is the chance for fans to experience this moment in time.

Hendrix had just taken London by storm with a BBC session that rocked the music world, cementing him as one of the most influential musicians from his era and Gered Mankowitz captured this historical moment at his legendary Masons Yard Studio. Mankowitz was assigned the task of capturing the bands personality, but he took it one step further and created the visual trademarks the trio is known for today.

These photographs are a mixture of classics (The cover of Hendrix greatest hits album) and never before seen images that will remind readers who Jimi was and might have been, giving a glimpse into sides no one has ever seen before. The Experience gives readers something to hold onto that will undoubtedly conjure up memories from the years when the world had Jimi.

Gered Mankowitz
"The Experience: Jimi Hendrix at Masons Yard"
Morrison Hotel Gallery
124 Prince Street, NYC
(212) 941-8770