Perhaps best known as a collaborator on the legendary Beatles album cover for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Vandenberg’s first monograph brings together his London street portraits from the 1970-80’s, and has been released to coincide with Photo London at Somerset House, 19-22 May, where a specially curated selection of original prints from the book will be exhibited by Eric Franck Fine Art.
On a Good Day captures the style, mood and tone of 1970-80s London and features appearances from Motorhead’s Lemmy and Jordan (Pamela Rooke) the infamous shop assistant at Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren's shop SEX.
In his afterward for the book Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the V&A, notes that ‘Vandenberg sees all with a sincere and perceptive eye and a sensitive understanding of character, regardless of social standing and cultural background. Vandenberg enthuses: ‘"It’s a great time being young, with your whole life ahead of you. It’s a time for love, hope, dreaming, great creativity. It’s a time away from home, breaking free from parents, home, creating freedom. You feel you can be anything and do anything. The future looks very positive." 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.'
Edition of 1000 copies.