Too Late Gallery and Bonhams auction off never-seen-before prints of Amy Winehouse

BRITISH photographer Alex Lake has a portfolio of work seen by the masses. Known his shots of the likes of Radiohead, Sam Mendes to Wolf Alice and Paul McCartney, his images have been praised by critics and treasured by fans. One of his most prolific pieces are his photographs of Amy Winehouse.

Alex Lake Amy Winehouse

Alex Lake signing his Too Late Gallery print of Amy Winehouse

“I took this photo of Amy on the set of the Back To Black video shoot,” recalls Lake. “We were squeezed into a tiny room in a terraced house in London. I remember it was really cold that day and it was hard to move ..

“I was always searching for momentary interludes with her in the filming and we’d find little moments like this to work where in my head the chaos disappeared and it was just Amy. I can remember taking this photo like it was yesterday, that it has endured in the way it has, for the reasons it has is an honour as a photography but inevitably just heartbreaking.”

Amy Winehouse by Alex Lake

Amy Winehouse by Alex Lake

Amy Winehouse by Alex Lake

Amy Winehouse by Alex Lake

Too Late Gallery, a gallery specialising in offering a curation of current and archival work in print, has exclusively partnered with Alex Lake to show his untouched never-seen-before images. Alongside this partnership, Too Late Gallery with Bonhams launched a unique series of his photographs of Amy to auction off during the Rock & Pop Auction.

Having just opened their doors, Too Late Gallery are also showcasing the work of Billy Name – the synonymous man behind documenting The Factory, often referred to as the Silver Factory in New York and some of the best known shots of artist Andy Warhol. Other than watching Warhol blossom, Name lensed the rise of Nico, Bob Dylan and The Velvet Underground, the original insider whose stories live on in print.

With these untold stories on print coming back to life all these years on, it is time to grab yourself one before the tales are lost in history.

by Imogen Clark