FROM HAMBURG TO HOLLYWOOD - by Jurgen Vollmer.
Photos and essays from this great photographer. Forty-five great
pictures of the Beatles in Hamburg from his personal archives along
with several other celebrity photos. John Lennon said it best " Jurgen
Vollmer was the first photographer to capture the beauty, and the
spirit of the Beatles.." Limited to 1750 copies hand signed
by Jurgen and also includes a hand signed 8"x 6" photo.
From Hamburg to Hollywood is a retrospective of Jürgen Vollmer's
life and work, told through his own design, stories and photographs.
It begins with recollections of Jürgen's time with The Beatles
in his native Hamburg in 1960, moving on to Paris and an influential
meeting with John and Paul, Jürgen goes on to recount his experience
of 1970's New York, life in Hollywood, and his return to Hamburg
30 years later.
Jürgen Vollmer's stories - some very funny, some poignant,
all as eloquent as his images - capture in a few crisp words those
moments, those thoughts, that helped create one legend, and more:
Who is walking past in John's famous doorway picture? How and when
did The Beatles ask Jürgen for that haircut? And who was his
Jürgen was just embarking upon his photographic career in 1960
when he wandered into a Rocker's basement club with existentialist
friends Astrid Kirchherr and Klaus Voormann and first encountered
The Beatles. Jürgen's photographs during this period capture
The Beatles before their image was transformed by suits and signature
haircuts - in 1960 they were still sporting Elvis quiffs, ducktails
and black leather jackets.
From assisting Reinhart Wolf in Hamburg, Jürgen's move to Paris
saw him working with photographer and film director William Klein
and becoming an important part of the rive gauche community. In New
York in the 70s, Jürgen met Black Panther activists and provided
writer Jean Genet with a safe haven. Working as a stills photographer
in Hollywood during the 80s gave Jürgen the opportunity to photograph
modern movie legends including Natassja Kinski, Robert Redford, Madonna
and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Every photograph is precisely reproduced by fine-screen lithography
with image varnishing handmade quarter-bound volume comprising 130
pages finished with silver edging each copy comes housed in an elegantly
crafted presentation box including an original 8" x 6" displayable
print personally signed by Jürgen.