Gered Mankowitz is the son of writer Wolf Mankowitz and psychotherapist Ann Mankowitz. After joining a number of progressive schools in northern London, he left his unfinished studies and spent a short but intensive apprenticeship with the legendary photographer Tom Blau at Camera Press Ltd. After two years as an assistant in various photographic areas, he started his first studio at Masons Yard in 1963, in the heart of swinging London.
Through his work with folk pop duo Chad & Jeremy, he became acquainted with and photographed p. a. Marianne Faithfull, whose manager was Andrew Loog Oldham who in his "stall" also had The Rolling Stones. Gered started working with Stones in 1965 and also played the same year with them in the United States and produced several of their LP coverings, for example. "Out of Our Heads" and "Between the Buttons". He worked closely and regularly with Stones until 1967 and after that he worked on many of the big names of the time such as, for example, Jimi Hendrix.
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