‘Portraits of Rory‘ features the legendary Irish singer, songwriter and guitarist Rory Gallagher. The “People’s Guitar Hero” who revelled in his anti-star status to become an outstanding writer, player and live performer and whom Joe Bonamassa has described as “the Rocky Balboa of guitarists”. Rory Gallagher truly came alive on stage and this new, coffee table book captures Rory as his best through the lens of some of rock’s greatest photographers.
Featuring hundreds of classic and unseen, carefully restored, black and white images of Rory rehearsing, recording and of course, playing live at a series of stunning, unforgettable shows. Legendary guitarist Bernie Marsden has written a personal essay on his thoughts of Rory, and the book is a love letter to one of Rock’s most enduring spirits.
The book is 230mm square, case-bound, 240 pages, printed on luxury 170gsm matt-coated paper. The book comes with a fold out poster and is presented in a black slipcase with a gold foil logo. The main edition comes in 666 numbered copies and sells for £55 plus shipping. In addition to this, a much larger, ultra-limited Leather and Metal edition measuring 375mm square and presented in recycled leather and a hand welded aluminium metal slipcase with a screen printed check shirt pattern is also being prepared in a run length of just 66 numbered copies. This will sell for £500.
The books will go on sale on Wednesday March 29th at 3pm UK time and will feature a 10% pre-order discount if ordered before May 31st 2023. The books will ship worldwide in August 2023.
The books can be ordered: here
The Portraits series from Rufus Publications:
This new series of case bound books are 230mm square, presented in a slipcase and features a range of artistes, using the work of a lead photographer associated with the artiste plus supplementary imagery to compliment the main photography. The books are printed and bound in the UK and presented in a luxury, foiled slipcase and are unofficial.
Portraits will grow into a series of highly collectible, unofficial books released across the year and will be produced in a limited, worldwide run of 666 numbered books. They will sell for £55 plus shipping.