Once There Was a Way... Photographs of the Beatles
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Once There Was a Way... Photographs of the Beatles

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A handsome, large format documentary of the band by the famed photographer. Benson was with them from the beginning and recorded their history, until their last tour as a band.
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 23rd 2003 by Harry N. Abrams
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Long having been aware of the work of Harry Benson, it was time for me to look at some of his work in a concentrated manner. Having several collections that include his work and some dedicated solely to Benson this work seems to be as crisp and seminal as any.

Benson will be remembered for a few iconic images of the Beatles including the 'pillow fight' that he captured just through sheer persistence. He outlasted the rest of the press/photog gaggle and the bands entourage to be on the scene in th...more
Jason Meinig
An oversized book of intimate photos of the Beatles from their emergence and their exit from touring, taken by Harry Benson. The photos are great and provide visual insight into the group's dynamics, as staged as a lot of them are. Benson also provides brief introductions to each set of pictures which helps guide the reader through the basic chronology of events in the rise of The Beatles as a phenomenon.
Dominique
Dec 19, 2012 Dominique rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Beatles fans, people who love photography, photographers, music fans
Shelves: the-sixties
I read this back when I was a Beatlemaniac in middle school, and absolutely loved it. Benson is a great photographer who captured some of the best moments in the Beatles' career. His photos, like the pillow fight scene, are simply beautiful, especially since they're in black-and-white. He chronicles from the time they first arrived to America at the airport, to Lennon's "Jesus" apology aftermath. Truly a wonderous book.
Sophia
I'm doing a report on the Beatles and that book has been the most informative. I also loved that both pictures and narrative are from the authors point of view, not some pushy reporter in the crowd ( no offense pushy reporters around the world :) ).
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