If you want to see some amazing photos of the ’60s, particularly some early images of The Who, you want to check out The Sixties: Photographs by Roger Kasparian at Snap Galleries.
The exhibition is interesting because these photos have not been exhibited before. Roger was working in Paris at the height of the sixties, photographing everyone who passed through. So The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull, The Beach Boys, Serge Gainsbourg, Francoise Hardy and many more. Although for me, The Who shots are the standout subject matter.
As the ’60s closed, the photographer put the showbiz world behind him, and became a typical local photographer, leaving his classic 1960s music archive undisturbed – until now.
The images are now on display on the Snap Galleries, as well as being available to buy in very limited edition runs for exclusivity and each one handmade in Roger’s studio, signed and numbered.
If you happen to be passing through London on 25 May, you can meet Roger himself, as he’ll be at the gallery. That address is 12 Piccadilly Arcade, London SW1Y 6NH, with opening times for all the days on the site. You can also see more images from the exhibition/collection there, which are well worth a browse. The exhibition runs until 22 June 2013.