Arctic Monkeys auction rare photographs in aid of homeless charity
Arctic Monkeys have teamed up with Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, to
auction 12 limited edition, framed prints of the band, signed by both the band and photographer Zackery Michael.
The auction of prints taken by Michael are of previously unseen photographs of the band taken
during the making of and tour surrounding the current album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, will
go live on Tuesday 25th September at 9am.
The images have been exhibited in London and Sheffield whilst the band has been touring.
The collection features photographs shot between November 2017 and August 2018. Michael
documented the recording of Arctic Monkeys’ sixth album, toured with the band and captured unique moments along the way.
As a photographer, Michael looks out for his friends: observing and appreciating and, in the process, eliciting something true. Michael has created a body of work that celebrates not only their creativity but also their camaraderie: “They are more than the Arctic Monkeys to me,” he says in a press statement. “These four gentlemen from Yorkshire are my friends. The images exhibited are a very honest portrayal of that friendship.
Centrepoint works in both London and South Yorkshire, supporting young people to gain essential life skills and move into education and employment.
The auction will be run by Centrepoint’s online auction company Charity Stars.