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Pete Townshend (The Who, Forest Hills Stadium, 1971) : Limited Edition Fine Art Print #1


Pete Townshend, lead guitarist, backing vocals, and principal songwriter of the world-renowned rock band The Who, photographed by NYC photographer Stewart Hellman at Forest Hills Stadium, Queens, NY, July 29, 1971. Various size Fine Art prints in numbered Limited Editions. Each print comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Copyright Stewart Hellman © 1971. All rights reserved.

Custom matting/framing with anti-glare museum quality glass available for additional cost. Custom framed prints will be encased in high quality black metal frame ready to hang.

NOTE: Shipping cost for framed Fine Art prints are $75-$275 within the United States. $150-$550 outside the United States. Please email the Gallery if you are interested in purchasing this Fine Art print custom framed so purchase price and shipping cost can be adjusted.

During 1970-1971, NYC photographer Stewart Hellman photographed the world-renowned band The Who at three of their finest U.S. concerts. The Who, one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide and holding a reputation for their live shows and studio work, were photographed by Hellman at the Tanglewood Music Shed, Lenox Massachusetts, on July 7, 1970, and at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium on July 29th and 31st, 1971.

Hellman used a Beseler Topcon Super D 35mm Single Lens Reflex Camera and a 135mm Telephoto Lens for close-ups of original members Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, and John Entwistle, capturing iconic images of each concert. Hellman shot from the front row next to Townshend at the Tanglewood gig and was second row for both performances at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium.

At each concert he was able to capture world-class photos of The Who as they performed songs that would change the world of music forever. Hellman shot continuously, stopping only to change film or lenses. “Shooting photos with this intensity was not a problem for me”, said Hellman, “as I saw and heard incredible music being created before my eyes”.

When it was time to produce the original photos, Hellman personally developed the film into negatives and created initial prints in his home darkroom. By adjusting the contrast of each image to exacting degrees, the Fine Art Prints you are viewing are as close to what Hellman saw at each concert without being there. This is The Who at their finest!