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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:35 PM

Paul McCartney Remembers Beatles Photographer Robert Freeman

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/paul-mccartney-beatles-photographer-robert-freeman-tribute-910071/


Paul McCartney remembered late Beatles photographer Robert Freeman, who shot the covers for 'Meet the Beatles' (above) and 'Rubber Soul.'

NOVEMBER 8, 2019 2:08PM ET

Freeman shot famed album covers for Meet the Beatles, Help!, Rubber Soul

By JON BLISTEIN

Paul McCartney remembered Robert Freeman as “imaginative and a true original thinker” in a tribute to the late photographer who shot some of the Beatles’ most memorable album covers.

Freeman’s photos of the Beatles ended up the covers of albums like With the Beatles, Rubber Soul, Help! and Beatles for Sale. In his tribute, McCartney recalled the shoot for With the Beatles, which he noted always had the aesthetic of “a carefully arranged studio shot” considering the way the band is so meticulously lit.

“In fact it was taken quite quickly by Robert in the corridor of a hotel we were staying in where natural light came from the windows at the end of the corridor,” McCartney remembered. “I think it took no more than half an hour to accomplish.”

McCartney also recalled how Freeman accidentally created the stretched effect on the Rubber Soul cover. To give the band a sense of what their covers would look like, Freeman regularly projected photos onto a piece of cardboard cut into the size of an LP sleeve. During the viewing session for the Rubber Soul photos, the picture fell backwards a bit in the slide projector, altering its dimensions.

“Instead of simply putting the card upright again, we became excited at the idea of this new version of his photograph,” McCartney said. “He assured us that it was possible to print it this way and because the album was titled Rubber Soul we felt the image fitted perfectly.”

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