Genesis Publications: A Day In The Life Jul 25, 2008 0:52:49 GMT -5
Post by yerblues1968 on Jul 25, 2008 0:52:49 GMT -5
Michael Ward, British Photographer
A DAY IN THE LIFE
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE BEATLES
by MICHAEL WARD
Thursday, July 24, 2008
LIMITED EDITION PORTFOLIO - SIGNED BOOK AND PRINTS
A new exhibition follows the Beatles around
Liverpool on 19th Feb. 1963. The day they
learned they had scored their first No. 1
single with "Please Please Me."
Photographer Michael Ward traveled up from
London to capture the band in their hometown,
"I wasn't interested in them" he recalls. "I didn't
know who they were."
In stark contrast to the Beatlesmania that would
break out over the coming months, the pictures
show the band followed by a small band of calm fans.
Ward say it was nearly impossible to get a
formal shot of the band, who kept cracking
jokes and chatting amongst themselves.
A forerunner of the iconic album cover,
this shot on a zebra crossing is missing
Paul McCartney as he is hidden behind
Ringo Starr. It was too cold to re-stage
The fab four eventually made their way to
manager Brain Epstein's office in White Chapel,
ahead of a performance at the Cavern Club.
During rehearsals, the photographer was
struck by the close musical relationship
between McCartney and Lennon.
There was a small moment of panic when Ward
realized he had forgotten to bring a flash to shoot
the concert, but he was helped by the stage lights.
Ward's photographs of the Beatles were seen at
London's Square One Gallery until 4 march 2008.
A Limited Edition Box Set is also available from
THE first EVER
FROM GENESIS PUBLICATIONS
A Day In The Life is a silk-bound box set that presents 24 rare and unseen photographs of The Beatles, reproduced as fine art, signature-embossed lithographs on varnished archival paper.
Accompanying the large-format prints is a 64 page hand-signed and numbered book by the photographer, Michael Ward, that tells the story of one winter day spent with The Beatles in Liverpool, 1963.
LIMITED TO 750 NUMBERED PORTFOLIOS WORLDWIDE
ON FEBRUARY 19, 1963, JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE AND RINGO FOUND OUT THAT 'PLEASE PLEASE ME' WAS THEIR FIRST NUMBER ONE SINGLE - though the news would not be formally announced until the following weekend - and girls were queuing outside The Cavern for one of the last gigs The Beatles would ever play at the club. That same day photographer Michael Ward drove from London to photograph the band for a magazine article.
Like many people outside of Liverpool at the time, Ward had no prior knowledge of The Beatles. He could not have predicted the significance of the day he spent with them, or known that these were the last moments in which the band would walk the streets of their hometown, or any town for that matter, with only the occasional perceptive admirer taking an interest and perhaps asking for an autograph.
Fortunately, Ward was not satisfied with shooting the single 'group photograph' required by his magazine. He and The Beatles spent the morning together searching for good locations around the city, enjoying cups of tea on the Pier Head docks and ambling through cobbled streets, talking with local fans as they went.
Ward continued to document the afternoon as they went shopping for records at NEMS and visited the offices of their manager, Brian Epstein, finally capturing the early-evening rehearsals and subsequent performance of one of The Beatles' last ever nights at The Cavern club on Mathew Street.
In just 24 hours, Ward had amassed an incredible collection of photographs of four young men whose lives were about to change and whose faces were about to become some of the most recognisable on earth - a band on the cusp of their first UK chart success, unaware of the unprecedented stardom about to befall them.
A DAY IN THE LIFE PRESENTS THESE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THE FIRST TIME AS A LIMITED EDITION PORTFOLIO - UNSEEN OUTTAKES OF A VERY SPECIAL DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE BEATLES.
Along with the gallery-sized prints, an accompanying signed book carries an essay featuring Michael Ward's recollections, with illustrative plates and informative captioning details throughout.
The LIMITED EDITION
24 individual large-format lithographs, suitable for framing (430mm x 320mm).
Finely printed using four-colour FM screening on to heavyweight (300gsm) archival paper.
Each print is fully acrylic varnished and certified with an embossed Michael Ward signature.
Hand-bound in midnight-blue Indian silk with intricate gold and copper blocking and copper page edging. Printed on to heavyweight uncoated cream paper in three special inks. Each book is individually numbered and hand-signed by the photographer, Michael Ward, an award-winning photo-journalist for over thirty years with both The London Evening Standard and The Sunday Times.
Size: 450mm x 340mm x 40mm.
The hand-crafted Solander box is bound in midnight-blue Indian silk and blocked in gold and copper.
Inside, a cloth lining affords your prints and numbered book exquisite protection. It opens out flat to provide the perfect platform to view and enjoy your prints.
ORDER A Day In The Life LIMITED EDITION PORTFOLIO - £450 PLUS P&P