A protege of the renowned Hamburg based photographer Reinhart Wolf, Astrid Kirchherr befriended the Beatles in 1960 when they were a five piece featuring Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best. She first photographed them in that same year, and her well-known Hamburg funfair portraits of that five piece line-up were the band’s first proper professional photographic session. She became engaged to Stuart Sutcliffe, who left the band and stayed with her in Hamburg. She continued on her path as a photographer after Stuart’s untimely death.
A selection of Astrid Kirchherr’s early Hamburg photographs are available to purchase as limited editions in a range of sizes, each one signed and numbered by Astrid Kirchherr.
Her self-portrait, shown alongside, is equally as famous now, and is also available to purchase.