Gered Mankowitz found himself working for the music industry in the early 1960s, at a time when it desperately needed new and groundbreaking images. He opened his first studio in London’s West End at the end of 1963 and within a few months, Mankowitz already began to make a name for himself. In early 1965 he was asked to photograph the Rolling Stones, a photo from this session were used for the cover of their album “Out of Our Heads” (U.S. title “December’s Children”). As a result of his session, Mankowitz toured with the Rolling Stones during their record breaking 1965 U.S. tour. Mankowitz continued working with the Rolling Stones, taking photos for several other album covers as well as for press and publicity. Mankowitz worked with many major artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Kate Bush and Duran Duran. Over the years his work has been featured in multiple publications, album covers and magazines. His works have been featured in multiple major exhibitions and have been published as coffee table books.