Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Quiz #20: Sgt. Pepper's

Forty three years ago today, March 30th, 1967, Michael Cooper shot this photo (click for much larger version) for the cover of what was to be the next Beatles album:


This was back before Photoshopping. The background figures are not computerized composites but actual life-size cardboard cutouts, with a few wax figures and real flowers thrown in, and of course the Fab Four in person. Some of the background figures are familiar and some aren't. Mae West, Jung, Dylan, ... it's a pretty wide assortment hand-picked by the Beatles.

One of these people was a well known amateur photographer. Your challenge is to name that person. First correct answer receives a free print. Please, no checking record jackets.

6 comments:

Lucy Carolan said...

Lewis Carroll? (I'm guessing wildly here, with fingers crossed)

B.E.N. said...

Weegee

Suzanne Révy said...

Edgar Allen Poe????

No clue, but I think this was forty-three years ago, but it feels like thirty-three to me!!

Blake Andrews said...

Nice work, Lucy. Lewis Carroll is correct. Email me your address and I'll get your print out to you.

Here's the complete list: http://math.mercyhurst.edu/~griff/sgtpepper/people.html

Thanks, Suzanne for the correction. My math must've gone through a sixties time warp.

petebrook said...

As if on cue ...

'The Shifting Reputation of Lewsi Carroll'

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Lewis-Carrolls-Shifting-Reputation.html

Lucy Carolan said...

Woohoo!

...and I've just noticed the Lucy Carolan/Lewis Carroll thing. Maybe one day I too will be a famous amateur photog...