The Philip Townsend Archive collects the body of photographs taken by seminal 60s photographer Philip Townsend, documenting Sixties London in full swing and capturing some of the most iconic faces of the era. His unique collection of shots includes, rock stars, society darlings, models and the political movers and shakers of the day.

Philip has had a total of about 18 pages of his famous very first stones pictures taken in April/May 1963 in 2 of the most important books to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They are "The Rolling Stones 50" and "The Rolling Stones 50 Years of Rock and Roll" (Life books). Philip was lucky enough to be asked to the launch party of the British book and was amazed to see the Stones looking as great as ever!!

A selection of images from the black and white archive is available to view on this website. Prints are available to purchase from our open and limited edition collections and all images are available to be licensed for media use.