John Lennon at Abbey Road Studios, March 30th 1967 - 'Light Leak'
Paper size 44 x 35”, Image size 40 x 20"
Limited Edition of 10 + 2AP’s - £1,950
Paper size 35 x 24”, Image size 30 x 20"
Limited Edition of 15 + 2AP's - £1,250
As part of Herrmann's collection of Abbey Road photos of the Beatles this image was never printed by the photographer, deemed to have been underexposed and lay dormant in his collection for 30 years before being discovered. In the days of film, if light leaked onto the unexposed negative it created an orange or red glow, considered to have ruined the film. Nowadays, light leaks can be digitally manufactured to create a nostalgic, ethereal feel. What was once considered a mistake has now been elevated to fine art.
March 30th 1967 turned out to be a historic day in the Beatles calendar as following the recording session photographed here by Herrmann, they made their way to Michael Cooper's Flood Street studio to be photographed for one of the most famous album covers of all time, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
All prints are embossed with the photographers stamp, numbered and signed by the photographer Frank Herrmann in pencil on lower right margin.
Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm fine art paper. This acid- and lignin-free classic meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance and is specially designed for FineArt applications. Whether it is used for FineArt photography or art reproductions, the ideal combination of structure, print quality and weight makes Photo Rag® one of the most versatile FineArt papers.
All works are sold unframed. Watermarks do not appear on actual prints.
All images ©Frank Herrmann