Stanley Bielecki – For The Record: 60s Pop Through The Lens, 5 Addison Avenue, London W11 4QS, 3rd – 8th June, 9am – 8pm
This very special selling exhibition allows purchasers not only to support the Alzheimer’s Society but also to possess photographs of some of the most iconic pop stars from the 1960s. The man responsible for these images is photographer Stanley Bielecki.
A Polish refugee, he came to Britain after the War and set up his own studio and lab (Avenue Studio Photographic (ASP)) in the Holland Park area of London. His photos appeared in magazines such as Pop Weekly, Teen Beat and Melody Maker and totally recall the world of Ready Steady Go and Top of the Pops. Among those he captured through the lens are Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Ginger Baker, Helen Shapiro, Dave Clark, Cilla Black, The Zombies and The Supremes.
By the 70s the studio became SB International specialising in on-set photography of 70s and 80s Hollywood films such as Alien, Star Wars and Superman. The large archive of these images – The Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection – is held by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.
These photographs are being exhibited for the very first time and some have not been published, and so it is a unique opportunity to acquire these special images of stars at the beginning of their careers and also to support the work of the Alzheimer’s Society for the 850,000 sufferers in this country, one of which is Stanley Bielecki himself.