Edition : First / London / Stanley Barker / 2016 / Hardcover. / Fine Oblong 8vo, 52pp. Printed boards with Black stamping to verso. Numerous Black & White plates. Limited to 1000 copies.
Perhaps best known as a collaborator on the legendary Beatles album cover for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Al Vandenburg’s first monograph ‘On a Good Day’ brings together his London street portraits from the 1970 ‘ 80’s capturing the decades the style, mood and tone. In his afterward for the book Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of the V&A, notes that ‘Vandenberg sees all this with a sincere and perceptive eye and a sensitive understanding of character, regardless of social standing and cultural background… Every picture in this book is imbued with a positive, uplifting intention. He was gifted with somehow being able to strike a rapport with, and feel empathy for, his subjects almost instantly.’