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Monday 5 March 2012

Hamburg: Der Dom - November, 1960.


Given that pre-digital film is just a load of photographs run in sequence at speed (obviously), a doff o' the cap is in order to whoever it was that realised you could string these famous Astrid shots together in similar fashion.
The result is remarkable; John really looks like he's been up all night doing God knows what, and I can't help but think of that quote in Philip Norman's Shout! from Jim Hawke. Hawke ran the Hamburg Seaman's Mission, a place much frequented by the Beatles, who were described thusly: "They'd come in about eleven in the morning and stay until three or four in the afternoon. They'd be quite subdued. I'd look over from the bar and see the five of them, always round the same table, not talking - just staring into space. I've seen the same look on men who've been away at sea in tankers for a long time. Not with it, if you know what I mean."
At any rate, the above is impressive. If anyone knows who deserves the credit, comment away...


  1. There has got to be more of this with the other contact sheets available. Nicely done.. anyone can recommend a good software that can morph/blend each frame?

  2. Mesmerizing. That pensive look. Oh, John.... So tough, yet so vulnerable.


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