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Karl Ferris

Karl Ferris was the innovator of Pschedelic photagraphy. Using infra red military film Karl Ferris produced unique photographs of Jimi Hendrix, Cream Donovan and other major bands. Karl Ferris had photographs used on Jimi Hendrix covers for Are You Experienced & Electric Ladyland. Karl Ferris also produced Donovan's cover for A Gift From A Flower To A Garden. Dekkel Fine Art has published Karl Ferris Jimi Hendrix and Donovan Fine Art Prints which are available at the gallery.Karl Ferris is an English photographer/designer (b. 1948) best-known as one of the principal innovators of "psychedelic" photography. A photographer to the British Rock Elite - Eric Clapton, Cream, Donovan, The Hollies and Jimi Hendrix - Ferris was invited - as a style consultant and their personal photographer - to help create their public images. He was given an insider's access to the Experience that helped define the look of the 1960s and influence youth culture and lifestyles worldwide.
Karl Ferris was introduced to guitarist Jimi Hendrix in 1967 through musician/producer Chas Chandler, who had discovered Hendrix. Karl received the compliment of a lifetime when Hendrix remarked to him, on seeing his portfolio, Youre doing with photography what Im doing with music - going far out beyond the limits and blowing minds. Hendrix then asked Ferris to be his photographer and to re-shoot the cover for the UK version of his album Are You Experienced which he was unhappy with - for the US market. Hendrix said he wanted something psychedelic to blow the minds of the fans and that represented his music and style.

And so Ferris began experimenting, using a giant Nikon fisheye lens and a secret Infrared film that had just been released by the military, who had used it for U2 plane spying. This film was given to him by Kodak London who had seen his color experiments going through their Lab. The manager asked Karl if he could find some way to use the Infrared film commercially, so he started using it on Fashion and Rock shoots. Kodak was so please with the results that they gave Karl his first exhibit in their London gallery. Out of this experimentation came the famous fisheye photograph used for Jimis first US record album cover, which he also designed. His images then appeared on all three US "Experience" album covers released during Hendrixs short life - Are You Experienced?, Axis Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland and the Japanese "Smash Hits".

Karl went on to create the album cover images for Donovans Gift From A Flower To A Garden, Wear Your Love Like Heaven, For The Little Ones and Hurdy Gurdy Donovan E.P. and (again, partnering with The Fool) for The Hollies Evolution. He was also instrumental in creating their overall looks for the shoots, which then became their recognized public images. During the years 1967-69, Karl Ferris was one of the preferred photographers to the British rock elite, shooting also many publicity photos for them. He was called "The Icon with the Nikon" by the musicians and Press back then.

In 1968, Ferris accompanied Donovan on his U.S. tour and was commissioned by LOOK Magazine to shoot a feature article on Donovan, after which he was retained as a 'Stringer' in Europe to shoot images for music articles there. In 1969, Karl's Donovan psychedelic shots were featured in an article in TWEN, the famous German art magazine.


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Donovan A Gift From A Flower To A Garden Limited Edition Print

Hand Signed By Donovan and Artist Karl Ferris
Donovan A Gift From A Flower To A Garden Limited Edition Print

Date: 2007

Signed By: Donovan and Karl Ferris In Pencil

Edition: 95 World Wide

Dimensions: Image 19 x 19" / Paper 27 x 28"

Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing

Condition: New - mint condition

Medium: Screenprint & Giclee On Somers... More Details »

Date: 2007

Signed By: Donovan and Karl Ferris In Pencil

Edition: 95 World Wide

Dimensions: Image 19 x 19" / Paper 27 x 28"

Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing

Condition: New - mint condition

Medium: Screenprint & Giclee On Somerset Velvet Enhanced, 330 gsm

British Pounds£995
US Dollars$1323
Euros€1228
Japanese Yen¥170792

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Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced Saville Theatre Poster Gold

Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced Saville Theatre Poster Gold

Picture Frame not included in price.
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Signed By: Karl Ferris

Edition: 200

Dimensions: 35 x 60 cm

Condition: Excellent

Medium: Lithograph

British Pounds£195
US Dollars$259
Euros€241
Japanese Yen¥33472

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Jimi Hendrix Are You Experiencesd Saville Theatre Poster Purple

Hand Signed By Artist Karl Ferris
Jimi Hendrix Are You Experiencesd Saville Theatre Poster Purple

Picture Frame not included in price.
Please call or mail for framing options 0121 2365800

Signed By: Karl Ferris

Edition: 200

Dimensions: 35 x 60 cm

Condition: Excellent

Medium: Lithograph

British Pounds£195
US Dollars$259
Euros€241
Japanese Yen¥33472

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Jimi Hendrix Experience Signed Royal Albert Hall Poster

Hand Signed By Artist Karl Ferris
Jimi Hendrix Experience Signed Royal Albert Hall Poster

Picture Frame not included in price.
Please call or mail for framing options 0121 2365800

Signed By: Karl Ferris

Edition: 200

Dimensions: 47 x 62 cm

Condition: Excellent

Medium: Lithograph

British Pounds£225
US Dollars$299
Euros€278
Japanese Yen¥38621

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Karl Ferris Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced Limited Edition Print

Limited Edition Album Cover Art By the father of Psychedelic Photography
Karl Ferris Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced Limited Edition Print

Date: 2007

Signed By: Karl Ferris In Pencil

Edition: 95 World Wide

Dimensions: Image 19 x 19" / papre 27 x 28"

Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing

Condition: New - mint condition

Medium: Screenprint & Giclee On Somerset Velvet En... More Details »

Date: 2007

Signed By: Karl Ferris In Pencil

Edition: 95 World Wide

Dimensions: Image 19 x 19" / papre 27 x 28"

Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing

Condition: New - mint condition

Medium: Screenprint & Giclee On Somerset Velvet Enhanced, 330 gsm

British Pounds£750
US Dollars$998
Euros€926
Japanese Yen¥128738

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Karl Ferris Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland Print Rear Cover Image

Signed Limited Edition Fine Art Album Cover Memorabilia
Karl Ferris Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland Print Rear Cover Image

Date: 2007

Signed By: Karl Ferris In Pencil

Edition: 95 World Wide

Dimensions: Image 19 x 19" / papre 27 x 28"

Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing

Condition: New - mint condition

Medium: Screenprint & Giclee On Somerset Velvet... More Details »

Date: 2007

Signed By: Karl Ferris In Pencil

Edition: 95 World Wide

Dimensions: Image 19 x 19" / papre 27 x 28"

Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing

Condition: New - mint condition

Medium: Screenprint & Giclee On Somerset Velvet Enhanced, 330 gsm

British Pounds£750
US Dollars$998
Euros€926
Japanese Yen¥128738

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Karl Ferris Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland Signed Album Cover Print By

Limited Edition Album Cover Memorabilia Fine Art
Karl Ferris Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland Signed Album Cover Print By

Date: 2007

Signed By: Karl Ferris In Pencil

Edition: 95 World Wide

Dimensions: Image 19 x 19" / papre 27 x 28"

Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing

Condition: Mint - New

Medium: Screenprint & Giclee On Somerset Velvet Enhanced, 33... More Details »

Date: 2007

Signed By: Karl Ferris In Pencil

Edition: 95 World Wide

Dimensions: Image 19 x 19" / papre 27 x 28"

Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing

Condition: Mint - New

Medium: Screenprint & Giclee On Somerset Velvet Enhanced, 330 gsm

British Pounds£750
US Dollars$998
Euros€926
Japanese Yen¥128738

Make an Enquiry