(Brighton): Self-published, 2006. SIGNED by the photographer. From Ian Dickson's 'Collector's Series'; a range of handmade box sets, each title containing seven hand-printed images in signed mounts; offered in Standard, Digital or DeLuxe (best) edition. 'Earl's Court' comprises six silver gelatine prints and one colour digital print of legendary hard-rock outfit Led Zeppelin live on stage; in May '75, 'The Biggest Band In the World' played five highly successful, sold-out nights at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London, footage of which was released in 2003, on the Led Zeppelin DVD. This series of concerts could be considered as some of the best of the band's career [Lewis and Pallett] (and arguably the most famous gigs of the rock-era); the images contained within the box set are all original hand-printed photographs made from negatives taken on the opening night, May 17th 1975; this is the superior De Luxe edition which uses fibre-based prints (instead of resin-coated), in hinged archival mounts (instead of standard mounts). Each print is signed by the photographer on the mount. This is copy no.8 of an unspecified edition number (possibly fewer than 10 examples), the series now having been discontinued by the publisher due to production costs and time constraints. The mounted photographs are contained in archival quality polyester sleeves with a frame dimension of 11 x 14 inches. Housed in an illustrated clamshell box (charmingly home-made by Dickson himself) with a numbered certificate affixed to the underside of the lid. The highly individual cover art is by famed cartoonist/illustrator Ray Lowry and a short but entertaining biography of the photographer 'Hired Gun' (also with Lowry-designed cover) completes the attractive package. A fine copy. Ian Dickson has been photographing rock stars since 1972 and his work has appeared in Disc, Record Mirror, New Musical Express, Sounds, Vox, Mojo, Q, Rolling Stone and elsewhere. His first exhibition was in London in 1992 and several successful European shows followed. In 1994, a selection of his work was shown at the MTV Awards in Berlin, at the Brit Awards at Alexandra Palace, and at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo and Copenhagen. A feature on his portfolio was published in the March 1995 issue of Q magazine and in August that year, he was recognised by the 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum' who included his famous Rod Stewart 'pyjama' portrait; this was followed by an Eric Clapton and a Muddy Waters portrait, added in February 2000. Item #46542
The Led Zeppelin Concert File, Dave Lewis and Simon Pallett,1997.
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