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HEROES & LEGENDS CAMPAIGN

VaultWorks is offering fine art prints of rare and unseen photos of cultural icons to support all the people who make the concerts and productions we love possible, and to support organizations that are waging the fight for racial justice and equality. Gigging musicians, sound/lighting techs, stage crew, hair and makeup artists, and all the other heroes who support these legends are losing their livelihood because of the COVID-19 pandemic and we can help.

An equal portion of the proceeds will also be going toward the cause of fighting racial injustice and inequality.  As a 100% POC-owned business, VaultWorks is unreservedly dedicated to the causes of racial justice and progressive equality.  We too declare without reservation that Black Lives Matter, and that the shadow of systemic white supremacy that has left so many without the light of hope must be lifted.  To be silent is to be complicit, and we and our photographer partners are committed to taking action.

 

CHARITIES

The Recording Academy and MusiCares established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help people in the music industry affected by the coronavirus disease outbreak and subsequent cancellation of multiple music events. From hotel and bar gigs to major music festivals, COVID-19 is deeply impacting live music events, and the creative community behind it all.

Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.  We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.

 

ABOUT VAULTWORKS

VaultWorks celebrates archival content, bringing lost stories to life. Our aim is to highlight forgotten and untold cultural history through the lenses of the creators who captured it. This is done through archival asset management, original content creation, and other traditional and non-traditional avenues.

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Phil Knott is a British born, L.A.-based photographer Phil knott has been producing images for well over 15 years. Rich in content and creativity, Phil presents a style that is beautiful, soulful, and honest in its capacity to extract what is raw from his subjects.  Knott has invented a niche for himself, attracting a wide range of clients including Paramount Pictures, Stussy, Versace Sport and Fragrance, Sony records, RCA, Atlantic, Universal, EMI, Steve Madden, Hennessy, Afro-Punk and 81 magazine.  5 years ago Phil started to work in collage and has produced work for Stussy, Bathing Ape, Roc-a-Fella, The Face, Spin, Complex, and Flaunt. Phil Knott is behind the seminal images of a galaxy of music stars, from Prince and Liam Gallagher to Chris Martin and Justin Timberlake.

Tim Bret-Day is a Londoner, starting out as a member of the paparazzi before changing direction and going to college. After assisting in the top flight of the fashion world he embarked on a solo career which led to him working for all the top fashion magazines. A new change in direction meant following a freer more creative style which led to him shooting top agency work all over the world, such as Nike, Mercedes, Agent Provocateur, Harvey Nichols, Virgin, to name but a few. He is currently working on a book covering his illustrious career in photography.

Derrick Santini hails from Scarborough, North Yorkshire and discovered his love for photography at the age of thirteen, whilst taking pictures with his mum’s old Agfa camera. Derrick spent his teenage years recording everything he saw; initially a silent and passive observer, he came to regard the images he took as slices of life, ’moments in-between’, as statements about the individual, society, culture - and ultimately as an expression of the human condition.  After this initial period prolific in reportage, Derrick’s talent saw him propelled into the fields of portraiture, music photography, fashion and advertising, where he developed a more confrontational approach to image making - one based on interaction and personality. He soon became renowned for his intimate and insightful portraiture style, particularly within the music industry where there rapidly became a huge demand for his iconic images.

Jürgen Olczyk began his journey studying photo design in Munich until 1972, and founded his photo agency soon after.  In 1985, he founded JAT Photo International, and has been continuously traveling the world for the nearly four decades since then to capture unforgettable photographs of rock stars, models, actors and athletes.  His archive includes an encyclopedic “Who's Who” of international music and celebrity, from ACDC to ZZ Top.  His passionate, lively photos show famous figures live, backstage, in the studio or in private settings.  Each captures a still moment in time that tells a story of motion and energy.  Each of the Fine Art Prints drawn from his endless collection is a work of art, specifically selected to highlight a period in that subject’s storied history.  Legends live forever in Jürgen’s masterpieces, and now you can help preserve and exhibit history in your home or office through this Fine Art Print sale.