Arctic Monkeys have joined forces with Centrepoint to auction twelve prints which will benefit homeless youth in the UK.
The prints will depict various scenes shot by photographer Zackery Michael throughout the life of Arctic Monkeys’ latest album, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’, from the months prior to its release to the first few shows of its accompanying tour. As the band’s photographer, Michael spends much time observing his four subjects, appreciating their camaraderie. Of the band, he says, “They are more than the Arctic Monkeys to me. These four gentlemen from Yorkshire are my friends. The images exhibited are a very honest portrayal of that friendship.”
In the weeks since the band embarked on their tour, the images have been available for viewing only on exhibit in Sheffield and London. Furthering their exclusivity, Arctic Monkeys have signed and framed them for Centrepoint supporters. The auction will launch on Tuesday, September 25th at 9 am. You can place your bids here.
Each year, Centrepoint improves the lives of over 10,000 homeless youth throughout London, Manchester, Yorkshire, and Sunderland, as well as other areas around the UK via partnerships with other charities. In addition to shelter, young individuals aged 16-25 can utilize Centrepoint for guidance. Equipped with specialists in mental health, physical health, education, and employment, the charity provides hope of confidence and independence to anyone who doesn’t know where to turn.
Anyone aged 16-25 who fears that they may become homeless can phone Centrepoint’s free hotline at 0808-800-0661, Monday though Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
Arctic Monkeys will close their UK tour at the end of the week, and head to America in October.