rock photos at mooshi
liam wilson education fundraiser
To view the gallery of photographs, CLICK HERE
The photographs currently being sold here throughout the month of May were originally exhibited at Mooshi, in Stratford, Ontario. The images were originally intended to hang for August-October 2010, but Mooshi proprietor Ian Longman liked them too much and was happy to hang them permanently.
In early February, still a very young 40 years old, Ian died at work. It was a sudden medical emergency, tho' I know not the details. It came as a shock to everybody, not least his lovely wife Ruth Wilson and 14-year-old son Liam. Mooshi has now closed it's doors and has passed with Ian.
Ian selected most of these photographs himself from a series that earlier displayed at Jane Bond and hand-picked custom images that had never been previously displayed. Stereolab were particular faves, as I know he styled the hair of the late Mary Hansen when the band was in Vancouver. (The Stereolab pics are not for sale, they have been given to Ruth.)
One good turn deserves another. Ian was a thoroughly decent and generous bloke, and humbled me with his enthusiasism and offer to hang them for as long as possible. And truly, they displayed beautifully in that space. Alas, now that the doors have closed, I want to make the photographs available to discerning rock & roll fans at a very affordable cost, to return a favour and support a good cause. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE LIAM WILSON EDUCATION FUND.
What you need to know: The photographs are all extremely rare and limited edition vintage prints, and in several cases, these are the only remaining extant vintage images. They were all hand-printed onto premium fibre-base silver gelatin paper and toned in selenium. What this means: Treat these images with common sense (i.e. don't hang them in direct sunlight or sauna rooms) and they will last a couple hundred years without any deterioration. The images have been signed au recto (on the print surface, hidden by overmat) and have been framed to conservators standards using archival acid-free boards and materials. What doesn't sell here goes to eBay in June.
To view the gallery of photographs, CLICK HERE.
To contact me, email me directly here (email@example.com)
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