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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The photo and the photographer

3 Beatles in Paris
In our ongoing albeit somewhat sporadic series about the photo and the photographer, we are moving along to Paris, January 1964. The Beatles, represented by three of them, are strolling around the arc de triomphe with their cameras, both touristing and making themselves available to accompanying photographers.
"Come on, John, strike a pose!"

John stops to make one of his somewhat crippled poses, George and Paul's cameras are firing away.

John posing
And here's the result, although we're not sure which Beatle's camera the resulting shot comes from:

Ah, it's in front of a car dealer's shop!
The photo of the photographers was used on one of our all-time favourite Beatles vinyl bootleg packages, Les Beatles a Paris on the Neon label.

Double LP with foldout cover and souvenir booklet. Currently available as a repressing or as a russian CD.


Gabor Peterdi said...

IMO it must must be George's picture, because John looks into Paul's cam and the picture is taken from a higher point. I wonder where all these rolls are these days. They made lots of them in 1964.

Foxx said...

A couple more of George's pictures in Paris are included in the wonderful Living In The Material World book, put together by Olivia Harrison.