5:02 PM GMT 17/05/2013
In My Life, The Unseen Beatles By Henry Grossman is an exhibition of the legendary lensman's Beatles outtakes, showing a more relaxed side of the group, including many from the set of 1965's globetrotting second Fabs film, Help! The show, which opened this week, views at 46/48 Beak Street, London W1.
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. Now, for the first time, these images - most of which have never been published - are viewable by fans and collectors and can be purchased as limited edition prints through Rock Paper Photo.
Grossman'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 companion, traveling with the group to The Bahamas and Austrian during the production of Help!
"They were accustomed to seeing me with a camera, documenting everything that went on around me," Grossman 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. It wasn't seen as invasive."
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