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Old Dec 19, 2015, 09:09 AM   #1
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Default Psychedelic Pic - what's the origin?

Does anyone know the origin of this quite famous psychedelic group of pics of the Beatles?

I've seen it a lot but just curious when it was done, by who and was it officially produced?
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Old Dec 19, 2015, 10:14 AM   #2
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Default Richard Avedon

The original photos were taken by American photographer Richard Avedon in 1967 and then given a special treatment. The Beatles Bible website has a little more information on it.

The effect on George's portrait is achieved by smudging the photo while the print is still wet. I've seen this done by a pro photographer.

Original portfolio of the photos, only a few were printed, sold at Christie's for over $600,000

And here's a Wiki article on the man!

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Old Dec 23, 2015, 04:48 AM   #4
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Thanks so much for the info...I wasn't expecting such a good response to my question. I never knew all of that so it's good to learn something new. I found there were two sessions, possibly at different dates and it looks like Uncle Albert's link is for the other session.

I also found this contact sheet:

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