lunes, 28 de octubre de 2013

Photographer Paul Berriff brings The Beatles back to Saltaire in exhibition

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Photographer Paul Berriff brings The Beatles back to Saltaire in exhibition
By Jim Greenhalf, T&A 
Friday 25th October 2013 in Aire Valley

In July 1968 Paul McCartney spent a morning in Victoria Hall, Saltaire, recording with the Black Dyke Mills brass band.

Now, he can be seen back in Saltaire – along with John, George and Ringo, the other three members of The Beatles – in a spectacular exhibition at Salts Mill of black and white photographs.

Paul Berriff was a 16-year-old trainee journalist in the early 1960s who hit upon the inspired idea of improving his photographic skills by taking pictures of up-and-coming pop groups in Yorkshire.

Former TV camera operator Paul Berriff in front of some of the photos he took of some of the biggest names in rock on visits to Yorkshire
Former TV camera operator Paul Berriff in front of some of the photos he took of some of the biggest names in rock on visits to Yorkshire

The 70 pictures that make up Rock Legends include The Rolling Stones, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, three members of Pink Floyd including the late Syd Barrett and Roy Orbison.

Most of the photographs of The Beatles in relaxed mood were taken behind the scenes at the Gaumont cinema (later the Odeon) in Bradford.

Former TV camera operator Paul Berriff in front of some of the photos he took of some of the biggest names in rock on visits to Yorkshire
Roy Orbison

Mr Berriff, who went on to have a distinguished international career as a television cameraman, said: “I didn’t use flash photography. Where possible I used the light available. The three I did of Paul McCartney were done with a 40 watt lightbulb, that’s why the background is very dark.”

Rock Legends is on until January 14.

Former TV camera operator Paul Berriff in front of some of the photos he took of some of the biggest names in rock on visits to Yorkshire
The Jimi Hendrix Experience



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PHOTOS BY PAUL BERRIFF


The Beatles Hidden Gallery exhibition was shown at the Memphis Rock and Soul Museum. (Photo by Paul Berriff)


The Beatles Hidden Gallery exhibition was shown at the Memphis Rock and Soul Museum. (Photo by Paul Berriff)

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