At the height of their fame in the mid-1960s, The Beatles made the film A Hard Day’s Night. Hurn spent several weeks photographing them on set, and also captured them here, examining the script beforehand.
Reproducing the original without alteration and enlarged to a 16"x20" paper size, these Magnum Contacts offer a unique insight into the methods by which our photographers produced some of their best known images, by clearly showing the sequence of frames and the marks of the editing process on each sheet.
Signature: Stamped with artist copyright stamp on verso and Magnum blind stamp on recto
About David Hurn
Welsh-born photographer David Hurn first made a name for himself as a photojournalist covering the 1956 Hungarian revolution. In the 1960s, Hurn was frequently tapped by Hollywood filmmakers and producers requesting promotional images: he worked on James Bond: From Russia with Love, Barbarella, and A Hard Days Night. Considered one of Britain’s most influential photojournalists, Hurn once reflected that, “life as it unfolds in front of the camera is full of so much complexity, wonder and surprise that I find it unnecessary to create new realities.”
British of Welsh Descent, b. 1934, Redhill, Surrey, United Kingdom