PHOTOGRAPH presents unseen images taken by Ringo, accompanied by his own words, showcased here for the very first time to give unprecedented insight into the life of a Beatle.
Ringo takes readers deep into his early life, all through his Beatle days and beyond. Hear about Ringo's adventures, mishaps and movies, with appearances from family and an All-Starr cast of friends.
From behind the drums to behind the lens, Ringo Starr opens his archives to share more than 250 rare and unseen photographs, with mementos and memories from his childhood, The Beatles and beyond.
Join Ringo on his travels from Pwllheli to Delhi, obscurity to superstardom. Ringo’s photographic memoir is told in more than 15,000 words, offering unprecedented insight into the life of one of the world’s greatest musicians.
Hundreds of unseen images, taken by Ringo and from his personal collection, come together for the first time in the photo album of his life.
'There's a lot of shots of "the boys" that only I could have taken.'
'You'll find several of the shots in this book are from my point of view, looking out of a car window. That's just how it was. You had to get to the gig, and then get away from the gig to wherever you were going next.'
Ringo's lens captures John, Paul and George in pensive and playful moments, portraying them from the point of view of an insider, friend and skilled photographer.
Intimate portraits are joined by landscape compositions, taken on Ringo's travels as part of the biggest band in the world.
Ringo's photography documents his adventures across the decades, with early archival material, beautiful black and white photographs, psychedelic special effects, stunning colour shots and polaroids.
'I like cameras and I like lenses. I think we all bought a Pentax in Japan the first time we went there. If you look at the Beatle photos, everybody's carrying a camera.'
In creating this book, Ringo discovered mementos his mother had saved throughout his life, and shares them here for the very first time. Letters home are truly personal, while promotional posters and newspaper clippings take you back to the beginnings of a musical legend.
'My mum loved every second of my life, and remembered every second of my life. She was such a hoarder. When she died, I just took her boxes and put them in our attic; I didn't really look at them. When we opened them up, we found some incredible stuff.'
See Ringo growing up in Liverpool amidst the excitement of the emerging Merseybeat scene, as he remembers his time in hospital, his first car, drum-kits, girls and bands on his 'road of happy drumming'.
'We made some incredible music. There were many magic moments when it really worked. When you're together, the band is together and the audience is together, it creates a magical, spiritual moment. It's a good reason to go on tour.'