Paul Weller's Into Tomorrow Portfolio celebrates his entire solo career with 12 beautiful, signed art prints.Photographs taken by Lawrence Watson chronicle the period from Weller's eponymous 1992 album, right through to 2014's More Modern Classics. Lawrence's lens captures Paul writing Wild Wood, filming the video for 'The Changingman' and recording at Maida Vale. Reflective moments are juxtaposed with energetic live shots, from Amsterdam to Japan.
Paul Weller and photographer Lawrence Watson's working relationship started in 1988, with a chance opportunity for Watson to photograph the Style Council.Weller was impressed with Watson's photography, so much so that the work was used for the Confessions of a Pop Group album cover.
'I've got a long history with my Japanese audience, and a lot of respect for them because they have stuck with me.' Paul WellerTokyo, Japan, October 1994
'These shots are from a fantastic show we did at The Paradiso in Amsterdam. Something was rising and I wanted to go with it, wherever that may be. The band were great. Very spontaneous and together. A High Time.'Paradiso, Amsterdam, 11 November 1994
'I love this pic for the Modern Classics Vol. 1. It's possibly my favourite shoot of Lawrence's, the colours and filters he used.' Paul WellerPhoto shoot for Modern Classics, Send, Surrey, 1998
'All from 'The Changingman' video - which a lot of people liked but I hated because I felt it tried to make me look 'a star', which I had no interest in being at all.' Paul WellerFilming the video for 'The Changingman', Battersea Park Studios, London, 1995
'Waiting, smoking, smoking, waiting. Waiting to work, waiting for thought. Wondering why I am still doing this?' Paul WellerPhoto shoot for Mojo magazine, 1995
'I never wanted to leave that place; I wished I could have lived there. It was such a creative space and time.' Paul WellerRecording Wild Wood, Manor Studios, Oxford, 1993
'Cocaine Lil at the Beeb.' Paul WellerBBC Radio One, Maida Vale, London, October 1994
'When I look back to the early shots from 1992, that time was so much fun and it still had an air of innocence about it. I'd been 'away' for a while and didn't know what, if anything, to expect.' Paul WellerRehearsals at Nomis Studios, Olympia, London, 1992
'From 1991 to 1995 I played my ass off and it felt like a ground surge or avalanche - just rumbling and gaining momentum. Incredible and a very exciting time musically.' Paul Weller
Japan, October 1994
Edition: 25 numbered prints, signed by Paul WellerPhotographer: Lawrence Watson
'From my first and only solo tour, that is just me and an acoustic. I think in such an intimate setting you have a greater bond and contact with the audience - it's pretty real anyway.' Paul WellerDays of Speed tour, Rimini, Italy, May 2001
'A very recent shoot for my Modern Classics Vol. 2. It made sense for Lawrence to shoot that album cover because we did the first one together.' Paul WellerPhoto shoot for More Modern Classics, Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, 2014
'There were tremendous positive vibes on this record. It's got a beautiful warmth to it. Traditional or not.' Paul WellerPhoto shoot for Stanley Road, Ripley, Surrey, 1995
Created in small artist editions of only 25 numbered copies, each proof is checked and every print is signed by both Paul Weller and Lawrence Watson. A certificate of authenticity, signed by the publisher, accompanies the final framed artwork.Printed in Lightfast Giclée inks onto archival cotton rag paper, the Into Tomorrow Portfolio is created to be treasured for decades to come. With a range of sizes, and a choice between black-and-white or colour, there is a print to suit every home.
Since 1974 Genesis has created signed limited edition books on behalf of authors and artists ranging from the Beatles to Buckingham Palace.
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