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Michael Joseph

Michael Joseph was born in Kimberly, the Capital of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, in 1941. His father was heavily involved in anti-apartheid activism, especially fundraising, all of which gave Michael early exposure to politicians and social reportage from South Africa. Arriving in the UK in 1962, Michael studied at The London College of Printing and Graphic Arts. During his time at university, he was sent to Vietnam to photograph the war, and, as a result, was commissioned to many advertising assignments, where he made his name as a photographer. In June 1968, Michael spent two days with the Rolling Stones at Sarum Chase in Hampstead and Swarkestone Hall Pavilion, Derbyshire, shooting a series of images that were intended to be used on the cover of the album Beggars Banquet. Due to a dispute between the band and their then record label, the photos were not used, but are today widely considered to be some of the best ever taken of the band. Michael went on to have a very successful career working on fashion and advertising campaigns. To this day he is still rarely seen without a camera.

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  • The End of the Banquet, 1968 — Limited Edition Print - Michael Joseph

    The Rolling Stones, The Beggars Banquet, 1968 - End of the Banquet — Limited Edition Print

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    The Rolling Stones pose during a photoshoot for their album Beggars Banquet photographed at Sarum Chase, a Tudor mansion in Hampstead, London on Ju...

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  • Stones in Grass, 1968 — Limited Edition Print - Michael Joseph

    Stones in Grass, 1968 — Limited Edition Print

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    The Rolling Stones are photographed in front of the castle at Swarkestone Pavilion in Derbyshire, England in 1968. The band had been driven up to t...

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  • Stones at Swarkestone, 1968 — Limited Edition Print - Michael Joseph

    Stones at Swarkestone, 1968 — Limited Edition Print

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    The Rolling Stones are photographed at Swarkestone Pavilion in Derbyshire, England in 1968.The band had been driven up to the castle from London in...

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  • Mick and Keith Drinking, 1968 — Limited Edition Print - Michael Joseph

    Mick and Keith Drinking, 1968 — Limited Edition Print

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    The Rolling Stones are photographed in costume playing in the grass at Swarkestone Pavilion in Derbyshire, England in 1968. The band had been drive...

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