Photographs by Barry Feinstein
George Harrison released All Things Must Pass on 27 November 1970 – a little over fifty years ago.
US photographer Barry Feinstein (1931-2011) took the well-known photograph of George that appeared on the album sleeve, showing a long-haired and bearded George Harrison in his garden at Friar Park, near Henley on Thames. George sits on a stool, wearing a camo-effect floppy hat and wellington boots, and around him on the grass are four reclining garden gnomes. It is a surreal scene—a man at one with nature, as far from the image of ‘Beatle-George’ as is possible to get—and the gnomes are a reminder of George’s playful side, a tongue-in-cheek touch. You can view the limited editions at the link below.
Rizzoli have just published a beautiful new book of photographs by Barry Feinstein: George Harrison—Be Here Now, which would make a great gift.