Phtotographs of the comedian Ken Dodd are going on display at an exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool.
The photos capture the comedian over his 59 years in show business
Photographer Stephen Shakeshaft said:
"Ken Dodd is an icon for many in terms of comedic talent and Liverpool pride.
I have been lucky enough to photograph the man himself on stage, back stage and at the many events he has attended over the years where he has put smiles on people's faces with his unwavering Scouse wit and charm.
This exhibition is not just about how people see Ken Dodd as a comedian but what he is like when he's preparing for a show and what he's like on stage from a more intimate perspective in the wings.
The exhibition will be on at the Museum of Liverpool until 21 April 2014.
A new exhibition capturing one of Britain's best loved comedians in some of his most candid moments, is ready to open in Liverpool.
The Museum of Liverpool will host "By Jove! It's Ken Dodd!", featuring photographs by renowned snapper Stephen Shakeshaft.
Ken Dodd said of the exhibition: "One of the greatest pleasures in my life is seeing photographs of Liverpool's skyline, and I'm highly honoured to be part of an exhibition in a fantastic museum, on this beautiful waterfront.
"Stephen Shakeshaft is one of my favourite people, and the only photographer I allow to photograph me candidly. He's a fantastic photographer, who takes a real interest in his subjects. Stephen doesn't just take a photograph, he produces a situation. Every one of his pictures tells a story."