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02/10/2011

Luto na fotografia: Robert Whitaker, fotógrafo dos Beatles


Não tenho o hábito de ler obituários. Nem vou discutir a respeito.

Mas vou render homenagens a um profissional que, com seu trabalho, ajudou a criar a mítica Aura que existe em torno da minha banda favorita, os Beatles.

"Yesterday and Today" or 'butcher cover'

"Yesterday and Today" or 'butcher cover'

Achei legal que o texto apresenta esta tal “capa dos açougueiros”, uma que não chegou a ser realmente utilizada, pois acharam que era de mau gosto. Eu gostei!

Descanse em paz, Robert Whitaker (1939 – 2011)

His most talked-about work was one that most people never got to see when it was released: a photograph of the Beatles on an album cover that was quickly pulled from public view. Known in Beatles lore as the “butcher cover,” it showed the Beatles, wearing white butchers’ coats, festooned with chunks of raw meat and dismembered dolls. John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are smiling; Paul McCartney’s mouth is agape. (…) It was their only record to lose money for Capitol. Still, it rose to No. 1 on the music charts by July 30 and stayed there for five weeks.

via Robert Whitaker, the Beatles’ Photographer, Dies at 71 – NYTimes.com.

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