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Before FRANK is a first edition photography book to be published by Charles Moriarty that portrays the artist Amy Winehouse in the months leading up to the release of her debut album FRANK.

The book consists of images from two shoots, one in London and the other in New York. Only a few of these images have been seen previously, the majority have remained unpublished – until now.

Charles Moriarty is raising funds through Kickstarter to finally bring a series of his work into the publics view.

“I truly believe it is a special documentation of Amy that portrays her honestly, and shows us her true self before recognition and fame.”

Charles hopes this book will allow for these important memories to remain alive with Amy’s fans.

“Although I remember this time with Amy well, when I look at these images I can’t help but smile, you can see the freedom and joy of youth in them; they are also a reflection of my life at the time, and were key to my development as a professional photographer.”

Asif Kapadia, director of the Oscar-winning documentary “AMY”, will be writing the foreword. The book will be designed by the award-winning Dutch designer Sybren Kuiper.

“Over the years I have seen thousands of images of Amy, by brilliant photographers from all over the world, but Charles Moriarty’s photos stood out.” — Asif Kapadia (extract from the foreword)

Before FRANK The First Edition Photography Book:

I am very lucky that one of the best contemporary photography book designers has agreed to collaborate with me.

Sybren Kuiper has designed many award-winning books, including Viviane Sassens’ Flamboya, which was named among the 10 best photobooks of the last decade.

Before FRANK will be a beautifully designed photography book. This will be your chance to get hold of a first edition.

I am anticipating between 50 and 60 images to be included in the book, as well as contact sheets.

Before FRANK Photography:

Amy Winehouse wearing headscarf

Amy Winehouse applying lipstick

Amy Winehouse on the couch

Amy Winehouse on the telephone

Amy Winehouse Before FRANK photographs courtesy: Charles Moriarty

About Charles Moriarty

Between Friends is a London-based creative partnership working across a wide range of visual media platforms.

Charles Moriarty, originally from Dublin, moved to London 15 years ago. In 2003 he started working as a photographer in the music industry and on the London social scene. Since then he has worked with many well known artists and designers including: Amy Winehouse, Hercules and Love affair, the BFC, DIESEL, KTZ, Aitor Throup, Damon Albarn, 1814 magazine, Flaunt magazine, High Snobiety, Lee Roach, Phoenix magazine and METRO.

The Before FRANK Kickstarter campaign ends Thursday, May 19 2016.

The Before FRANK Charles Moriarty Kickstarter campaign is here.


2003 The copyright in all of the photographs contained on this webpage and to be contained in the book is owned by Charles Moriarty.


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