Remember the story of the mysterious photographer Vivian Maier, who’s extraordinary images were stumbled upon years after her death?
Well, recently (and again the US) another wonderful photography discovery was made. This time by a lady called Lauren White, whilst rummaging around her local flea market in California, she stumbled upon a collection of 23 photographs of The Rolling Stones. All were apparently taken during the heady days of their 1965 tour through Georgia and Florida.
She’s called the series ‘Found’. In a recent interview with Cool Hunting, she recalls the moment:
Basically, a guy who runs one of the stands called me over because I “looked like I would like rock ‘n’ roll”– and he was right…. He obviously didn’t know what he had. To tell the truth, I didn’t either. I obviously knew it was the Stones, but it took about a week of looking them over to realize that this was really a very unique circumstance.
After extensive research, I came to find that these are unpublished, never-before-seen photos of one of the most legendary bands in rock ‘n’ roll history. Not only that, they are beautifully composed, candid, raw and perfect in every way. They really convey a band innocent to their destiny.
But perhaps most surprising of all, is that the photographer is still unknown. Some say it might be Keith Richards on account of him not being in any of the photographs other than a selfie. Hopefully with their discovery someone will be able to reveal the circumstances surrounding the images and indeed who it really was behind the lense.
They’re currently on display at the Dilettante Gallery.
Until then, enjoy!
Via Dilettante Gallery.
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