28th March 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

Portraits of Rory features the legendary Irish singer, songwriter and guitarist Rory Gallagher. The “People’s Guitar Hero” who reveled in his anti-star status to become an outstanding writer, player, and live performer and whom Joe Bonamassa has described as “the Rocky Balboa of guitarists”. Rory Gallagher truly came alive on stage and this new, coffee table book captures Rory at his best through the lens of some of rock’s greatest photographers.

Featuring hundreds of classic and unseen, carefully restored, black and white images of Rory rehearsing, recording, and of course, playing live at a series of stunning, unforgettable shows. Legendary guitarist Bernie Marsden has written a personal essay on his thoughts on Rory, and the book is a love letter to one of Rock’s most enduring spirits.

The book is 230mm square, case-bound, 240 pages, and printed on luxury 170gsm matt-coated paper. The book comes with a fold-out poster and is presented in a black slipcase with a gold foil logo. The main edition comes in 666 numbered copies and sells for £55 plus shipping. In addition to this, a much larger, ultra-limited Leather and Metal edition measuring 375mm square and presented in recycled leather and a hand welded aluminum metal slipcase with a screen-printed check shirt pattern is also being prepared in a run length of just 66 numbered copies. This will sell for £500.

The books will go on sale on Wednesday, March 29th at 3 pm UK time and will feature a 10% pre-order discount if ordered before May 31st, 2023. The books will ship worldwide in August  2023.

The books can be ordered here 

The Portraits series from Rufus

This new series of casebound books are 230mm square, presented in a slipcase, and features a range of artists, using the work of a lead photographer associated with the artiste plus supplementary imagery to compliment the main photography. The books are printed and bound in the UK and presented in a luxury, foiled slipcase and are unofficial.

Portraits will grow into a series of highly collectible, unofficial books released across the year and will be produced in a limited, worldwide run of 666 numbered books. They will sell for £55 plus shipping. Our books are unique. They are not available from shops (unless we say so) and they are designed, printed, and bound in the United Kingdom. Above all, they are made with PASSION!

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