Photos From the Last Beatles Photo Shoot

2014-07-06 3

It’s been more than four decades since the Fab Four got together for what would be their very last photo shoot as a band. Photos after the cut.

Photo via The Beatles Bible

For most of 1969, the relationship between the Beatles members was already so strained that it became quite apparent even to outsiders. Their final recording sessions were marred by rows, exchanges of cutting remarks, and even George Harrison’s temporary departure from the band. Nevertheless on August 22, 1969, just a couple of days after they did their very last recording session together for “I Want You (She’s So Heavy),” all four Beatles trooped to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s then newly-bought property at Tittenhurst Park in Berkshire for what would be their last photo shoot together (the Beatles would be breaking up the following year).

Photographers Ethan Russell and Monte Fresco were enlisted to take on the shoot, with the band’s assistant Mal Evans taking a few photos himself. Paul McCartney’s pregnant wife Linda was also there, also taking footage on Paul’s 16mm camera, as well as Yoko herself. The final photos consisted of various images of the band in different places in and around the property, with Linda and Yoko also appearing in some of the behind-the-scenes shots.

And so without further ado, here are some of the photographs from this historic shoot:

Photos via The Beatles Bible

All information in this article were sourced from The Beatles Bible via Messy Nessy Chic.

Want more articles about the Fab Four? Check out The Beatles tag in the Lomography magazine!

written by chooolss on 2014-07-06 #ethan-russel #the-beatles #lifestyle #monte-fresco

3 Comments

  1. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    Truly remarkable shots - they look like a troupe of badass Amish outlaws! Really wonderful to see these, as I've never seen them before.

  2. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @ekeupratama tos ningali can? urang mah acan

  3. ekeupratama
    ekeupratama ·

    @hervinsyah foto no. 10 udah pernah haha
    foto yg paling atas kaya foto di dusun bambu www.lomography.com/photos/19476153

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