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Oasis | Be Here Now Print by Michael Spencer Jones

Oasis | Be Here Now Print by Michael Spencer Jones

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Be Here Now, released on August 21st in 1997, became the fastest-selling album in British music history. One of the most recognisable of all Oasis covers, it was originally conceived as an homage to the late great Keith Moon. The location was Stocks House in Hertfordshire, the former home of tycoon Victor Lownes who hosted many hedonistic parties in the 1970’s, making it a suitable location for an Oasis cover.

The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was not added later in Photoshop, as is commonly thought, but was submerged in the swimming pool during the photo shoot. Photographer Michael Spencer Jones recalls how the shoot went. “Originally it had been intended to be a night time photograph but the shoot descended into chaos the longer the day went on, so by night fall it had gotten completely out of hand – it was like Alice in Wonderland meets Apocalypse Now. In the end we decided to select a daytime shot.”

Archival fine art print in a limited edition of 195. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

24 x 25 inch paper size – image size 18 x 18 inch

Limited edition of 195 – Signed and numbered by the photographer Michael Spencer Jones. Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308g cotton base paper using pigment inks. (24 x 25 inch paper size – image size 18 x 18 inch). Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Michael Spencer Jones is one of the UK’s most influential rock photographers responsible for creating some of the most iconic sleeve art in recent British rock history.

Michael became interested in photography from an early age but developed a strong passion for the art whilst studying the great American photographers of the 20th century, photographers such as Alfred Steiglitz, Edward Steichen and Paul Outerbridge. He also became fascinated with surrealism and the work of Angus Mcbean and the ’pop art’ album covers of Hipgnosis, and these influences are evident in the imagery he created for Oasis and The Verve during the Britpop era.

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