Pep Bonet - Motörhead photographer.

18-08-2016Miquel A. Cañellas

An exhibition of photographs and video dedicated to the rock group Motörhead opened on Friday in the gardens of the La Misericordia cultural centre in Palma. It is the work of Majorcan photojournalist Pep Bonet, who was a friend of the band's and also a "super fan since I was a kid".

The exhibition comprises 76 photos as well as a video and goes under the title Röadkill Motörhead. It captures the group during time spent together on a two-week tour. Following the death of Lemmy last December, Bonet says that it is "a way of remembering someone and a band who were loved by so many".

Bonet chose Motörhead when the magazine Rolling Stone facilitated an assignment for him to photograph a rock group. He has further projects in the pipeline which include a documentary covering the band's forty years. Their record label, UDR, is in the process of acquiring rights to early recordings to enable this.

He will also be re-editing the book Röadkill but at present does not plan including photos of Lemmy's final birthday, last concert with Motörhead and his funeral. These are likely to feature in a limited edition book with unique photographs and drawings by Lemmy.

The exhibition has the backing of the Council of Majorca. Its vice-president with responsibilities for culture, Francesc Miralles, stresses that the Council wants to maximise cultural activities at La Misericordia and believes that it is an ideal place to exhibit the work of Pep Bonet.

The exhibition is free and runs until 12 September.

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