Special Edition

Henry Diltz x Keith Richards

Special Edition

Henry Diltz x Keith Richards

Henry Diltz's work as an iconic photographer in the 1960s and 1970s is celebrated for his unique "fly on the wall" style portraits and his ability to capture intimate moments with some of the world's most influential musicians. Through his partnership with 12on12 he revisits his archive to unveil previously unseen takes on his images and share the untold stories behind them.

Diltz fondly recalls joining Ronnie Wood's solo group, The New Barbarians, alongside Keith Richards, Ian McLagan, Bobby Keys and Stanley Clarke. Diltz had unrestricted access to capture intimate moments on planes, in limos, hotels and dressing rooms for three weeks. His photography offers a unique glimpse into the lives and camaraderie of these iconic musicians on the road; extending beyond the images, he captures the essence and stories behind them with a fresh perspective on rock 'n' roll history.

Keith Richards, Midwest Airport, 1979 : For the First Time Colourised & Co-signed as a Limited Edition Print

Unframed size: 61cm (24”) x 91.4cm (36”)

Printed on Premium Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle Rag 310gsm from the original negative. Each edition is uniquely hand-signed by Henry Diltz and Keith Richards.

Edition of 12 Unframed.


The Story Behind - Keith Richards, Midwest Airport, 1979

“I spent three weeks on the road in 1979 with the New Barbarians; Ronnie Wood’s solo album touring band, which was like the Rolling Stones without Mick Jagger.

We traveled on a huge jet plane from city to city. Each time we landed, eight limos would appear on the runway around the plane, and the band members would descend the steps and look for their own private limo and driver.

Here, Keith is getting off the plane in St, Louis, looking for his limo and driver and carrying the thing that mattered most… his bottle of Jack Daniels.”

- Henry Diltz


Henry Diltz : Legendary Rock Photographer

“I was a musician before I was a photographer,” says iconic snapper Henry Diltz. “So I started out photographing my friends who then all became famous.”

“What I do is instinctive, quiet and naturalistic. I want to document unobtrusively. I want to see what people really are. I frame up the situation and then I push the button. I always want it to look exactly the way it looks to me... Years ago, Harrison Ford said ‘Henry, you have a framing jones.’ I thought, ‘That’s it. I do!'”


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