We have a very rare set of five framed 8 x 10 inch Abbey Road session photographs by Iain Macmillan.
Back in the 1980s, Iain Macmillan (1938-2006) produced photographs from his iconic 1969 Abbey Road sessions with The Beatles in sets of five images. The basic set consisted of the five Abbey Road session outtakes – ie the five photographs of the band on the famous crossing that were not chosen for the front cover of the album. These sets were made in small physical sizes – much smaller than the limited edition photographs that he would later offer through galleries in the early 2000s.
Each photograph in the set we have in inventory is made on 8 x 10 inch paper, and the set consists of frames 1,2,3,4, and 6. The actual cover – frame 5 – was not offered in this small physical size. For further background you can see the images and read about the Abbey Road session here.
In order to try and encourage owners to keep the photographs in these small sets together, Iain would only sign one photograph – and he would sign it on the zebra crossing. The sets were not numbered, and nobody knows exactly how many were produced, but in the 15+ years that we have been in business, we have only seen a handful of sets – so numbers are likely to be low.
Click on the green button below for price information and full specification for the set of five.
Our set is framed and in inventory, ready to go – but we only have one example of this historic set of photographs.