Wednesday 28 November 2012

Exhibition: HENRY GROSSMAN: In My Life: The Unseen Beatles

Rock Paper Photo is pleased to present an exhibition entitled:
In My Life: The Unseen Beatles by Henry Grossman 

 46/48 Beak Street London W1 

in association with Mach Schau and Mojo Magazine
From November 20 2012

Best known for his classic contributions to publications such as Time and LIFE, Henry Grossman maintained a fruitful relationship with the Beatles during the 1960s. For over four decades, the vast majority of his Beatles archive (which tops a staggering 6,000 photographs) has been hidden away, avoiding rediscovery. The collection is unprecedented in its scope and intimacy. 

Now, for the first time, these images – most of which have never been published – are finally being made available to fans and collectors for purchased as limited edition prints exclusively through Rock Paper Photo.
“The Beatles allowed just a few select photographers greater access than most,” renowned Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn said, “and no one was ever closer than Henry Grossman.”

About Henry’s newly-released archive, he added, “It’s a thrill to see and a feast to learn from – pure unmistakable layers of how it was.”
Henry’s relationship with The Beatles began in early 1964 when he photographed them during their iconic first performance in the US on The Ed Sullivan Show. By 1965, he had become a trusted friend and companion, traveling with the group to The Bahamas and Austrian during the production of “Help!”

Over the next three years, he would photograph them time and time again behind closed doors, capturing a rare insider’s view of The Beatles’ world. Many of those rare photographs are featured in this Rock Paper Photo collection. 

“They were accustomed to seeing me with a camera, documenting everything that went on around me,” Henry explained. “It was simply part of me, part of who I was. More than that, I had become a friend. So when I pulled a camera out, no one thought twice about it. No one cared. It wasn’t seen as invasive.

The existence of such a massive cache of never-before seen images is one of the most unexpected and significant Beatles discoveries of recent years. From private moments at home with their loved ones, to candid moments off set and at recording sessions. Henry took more photos of The Beatles over a longer period of time than any other photographer. Amazingly, only a small fraction of the more than 6,000 images he took of the group have ever been available for purchase

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