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This shot of Ringo as Nero was taken by Richard Avedon on 29 January and used as illustration for a Daily Mail article titlled ‘Hail, Ringo’. The pic was taken at Thomson House where Avedon later took his iconic image of the four Beatles on 11 August 1967 (used for the psychedelic Daily Express posters in 1968 and, of course, on the Love Songs album. The Beatles also came to thomson House to start the Mad Day out photo shoot on 28 July 1968. BTW, Thomson House is now the headquarters of the ITV media empire.
What was Thomson House on this day?
…mmmay I add that Avedon sure knew lights…and his camera/lens is very texturey…I thought at first this was fake. Nobody elses pics look like his…
What about LOOK mag???
(the highpoint of their existense)
The Avedon Psychedelic poster issue of LOOK is the high point of the mag’s existense…visionary…temporary
Thomson House in the 1960s was the HQ of Lord Thomson’s newspaper empire. It contained a photgraphic studio built for Antony Armstrong-Jones a.k.a Lord Snowdon and was used by many top photographers – Avedon among them. The bulilding was demolished in the late Eighties and the massive glass-fronted ITN building now stands on the same spot at 200 Gray’s Inn Road. Actually checking back, you’re correct, Kwai, the solarised “psychedelisized” pics appeared first in the US in LOOK magazine (dated 9 January 1968)
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