Paul Berriff, OBE, started his professional life as a junior press photographer at the Yorkshire Evening Post in the 60s. This gave the teenaged Berriff unprecedented access to the rock stars of the day, often as they were at the cusp of global fame.
Berriff has now discovered two caches of negatives in his attic (memorably distributing now iconic photos of The Beatles, which he found in a box in 2010) and says of his time starting out in his trade, “I do remember who I photographed and can remember because as a teenager this was the greatest thing since sliced bread. I was just beginning in the media myself as a junior press photographer and I used the pop groups as a way to practice my skills.”
Cheffins Fine Art are offering six of these prints, all from limited editions of 100, at auction for the first time in our Art & Design from 1860 sale on Thursday 25th January. Excitement for this event has spread and this week both The Daily Mail as well as The Daily Express have reported on the prints, see the linked titles below for their reportage;
Mail Online: Before they were famous
The Express: Rock n Roll Unseen
The Art & Design from 1860 Sale will take place on 25th January 2018, beginning at 11am.
For more information, contact Director Martin Millard at email@example.com, or t: 01223 213343