Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Identifying Revolver cover photographers

Who took all these photos? Help solve the puzzle!
I have had a message from Ken Orth, who are working together with Piet Schreuders to identify the photographers who took the photos used by Klaus Voormann for the "Revolver" cover. Amazingly, they have managed to identify the names of the photographers for all but two of the photos – one of Ringo and one of John. The images in question are these:

John

Ringo
Can you help them to find out who took these photos? Bonus points if you can tell them the source where each photo was published (other than on the "Revolver" cover, of course), when and where each was taken, and the purpose of each. Use the comments section to share your information, or send me a mail if you're unable to comment in public.
When they have solved this puzzle, a full list of the photos and sources will be published. The search is on!

8 comments:

James Peet said...

I'm fairly sure that the Ringo shot was taken by Dezo Hoffman in 1963, when they did the "beach shots" where they wore various old fashioned bathing costumes.

Hope so, anyway!

Popper said...

I don't think it's the beach photo shoot. Ringo has his hair cut short behind his ears - this photo is later when he had longer hair.

Olga Tuleja said...

It seems rather like Help filming outake.

McCracken said...
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McCracken said...

The Ringo photo looks to be possibly a mirror image of this photo: http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8cb4fD3X81qhnkvco1_1280.jpg

Original caption: "Ringo at a press conference after the birth of his first child, Zak. 14 September 1965. Scanned from “The Beatles: Then There Was Music” by Tim Hill."

Roger Stormo said...

Very similar pose, but the hair looks wilder in the Revolver cut out.

joey anthony said...

when klaus was at beatlefest in chicago i was in line waiting to get his autograph and so were many other people,but they all had pictures that he recently drew of the beatles in their hamburg days,copies that he was selling.i on the other hand had my revolver cover for him to sign.and when people saw me give that to klaus i could hear a noise go over all the people like they just witnessed someone discovering the wheel for the first time.like why didn't i think of that sort of moment.i had met klaus that same day hours earlier before beatlefest started.in the hotel lobby.me and him talked at a table along with mike gibbons from badfinger.

Витий Мк said...

I have a strong feeling that Ringo's photograph comes from 28 July 1964, when the Beatles flew to the Bromma Airport, Stockholm. Something like this: http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9baubxiPG1revjneo1_500.jpg