Amy Winehouse: Before Frank

Amy Winehouse: Before Frank
Book Release with photographer
Charles Moriarty
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Gallery 30 South will be hosting a book signing for UK photographer Charles Moriarty’s book, Amy Winehouse: Before Frank as part of a birthday event for the late pop singer on Saturday, September 9th (her birthday would have been on September 14th). The event will run 4-6PM and will feature a Q&A moderated by Esmé Bianco (of Game of Thrones). The book, which was Kickstarted in the UK is making its US debut at Gallery 30 South. Purchase of the book ($50) is an admission ticket to the event. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people.

Phone and web orders will be possible and worldwide shipping is an option.

SATURDAY, September 9th, 2017
4:00 – 6:00 PM

Gallery 30 South
30 S. Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106

Contact: (323)547-3227
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Charles Moriarty captures Amy Winehouse on the cusp of stardom from an intimate perspective.
Over 50 beautiful unseen images of the 19-year-old Winehouse are brought together in Before Frank.

Photographer Charles Moriarty, who shot the iconic cover for Winehouse’s debut Frank, unveils a unique and personal archive, shot between East London and New York in June and July 2003, before Winehouse transformed into one of the most successful singers on the planet.

“After 14 years it’s time for people to know the girl I knew; Amy before the fame, Amy before Frank”- Charles Moriarty

The litho printed and canvas bound book also features a foreword from Asif Kapadia, the director behind the Academy Award winning feature AMY, along with an introduction from Dazed’s arts and culture editor Ashleigh Kane and an interview with Moriarty by Martin Belk (author of Pretty Broken Punks).

“Over the years I have seen thousands of images of Amy, by brilliant photographers from all over the world, but Charles Moriarty’s photos stood out.” – Asif Kapadia

Before Frank is a timeless creation, capturing a remarkable period for one of music’s most significant figures, through photographs that are at once charming and heart- breaking.
Moriarty’s images have quickly made a transition into collective cultural memory, through both the iconic cover for Frank and now the National Portrait Gallery, where one of the images from this book sits in the permanent collection.

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    About Charles Moriarty

The photographer Charles Moriarty is originally from Dublin, but moved to London at the age of 18. In 2003 he started working as a stills photographer in the music industry and on the London social scene.

Shortly after this in 2004 he specialised in the field of Ocular medical illustration.
Following the completion of his Photography degree from L.C.C. UAL in 2008 he was a specialist photographer at Moorfield’s hospital from 2009 to 2012, running the paediatric photographic department.

Since then he has worked with many well known artists and designers including Amy Winehouse, Hercules and Love Affair, Tate, British Fashion Council, VICE, DIESEL, KTZ, Aitor Throup, Damon Albarn, Gold Point, 1814 magazine, Flaunt magazine, High Snobiety, Lee Roach, Benjamin O’Mahoney, Phoenix magazine, Natt&Dag, Mark Oram Furniture, METRO paper and many more.
In 2014 he worked for Lucas Film, as stills dept manager on Star Wars episode VII, The Force Awakens. His work was recently entered into the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery.