MY AMY IS TRUE
Charles Moriarty got a call from a mate of his, Tyler James, asking if he’d take some photos of his little-known singer pal, Amy Winehouse, who’d recently signed to Island Records. He didn’t know that he was about to document an extraordinary moment in rock ‘n’ roll history.
“The first time I met Amy Winehouse was the day I shot her Frank album cover,” recalls the Dubliner, who since moving to London in 2003, has also snapped the likes of Damon Albarn and Hercules And Love Affair. “We left my apartment and wandered down Commercial Street, dropped into the off-licence and picked up a bottle of white wine and nipped round to the back of the Golden Harte pub to Princeton Street, which is where we shot the cover.”
That session forms the backbone of Amy, a collection of 25 wonderful images of the pre-fame Ms. Winehouse, which – following a successful London run – touches down at CHQ Custom Quay, Dublin 1 from May 10-31. There, you’ll also be able to pick up a companion 144-page book containing even more stunning shots and a foreword from the director of the Oscar-winning Amy documentary, Asif Karpadia.