The Spirit of the 60s: The Photography of Michael Cooper


The 1960s was a decade of incredible upheaval and creativity. London was the epicentre of all this and photographer Michael Cooper was there with his camera to capture it.

A Vogue fashion photographer, Cooper lived with Keith Richards and mingled with the creative, rich and famous. His superb photographs provide a unique insider's view of the Sixties.

Cooper photographed the cover image of The Beatles’ iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, along with all the rule-breakers of the era: The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull, Gered Mankovitz, Twiggy, William Burroughs, David Hockney, Francis Bacon and more.


A spectacular limited-edition book on the 1960s pop culture, Blinds & Shutters features over 600 photographs by Michael Cooper. To celebrate 30 years since the milestone publication a final 600 copies from the edition of 5000 copies have been presented in a handcrafted anniversary binding.

A Blinds & Shutters boxed set of 30 prints crafted and presented in a handmade solander box will be released to mark the exhibition.

Opening the Kokomai 2020 programme is a gala fundraiser with the opportunity to view the exhibition for the first time in the Wairarapa

The exhibition is made possible thanks to David Hedley from Hedley’s Booksellers and presented in collaboration with Kokomai Creative Festival.

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