Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Sitting in an English Garden
Here is a series of interesting photographs, apparently taken outside at John's Weybridge home in the summer of 1967 (I say this because the mock tudor home appears in the background). The fisheye lens, yellow-tinted photographs are especially unusual and appropriate for the slanted perspective of the psychedelic experience. It's exceptionally heart warming to see everyone together, enjoying the warm sunny weather. There's Brian Epstein in perhaps one of his last photographs, smiling, looking at what appears to be film negatives and chatting with Pattie Boyd. Neil Aspinal can be glimpsed over John's shoulder, reading as John plays a small banjo. Paul and Martha are occupied--Paul appears to be holding a sheet of paper with his feet as he figures out some chords for a new composition. As Paul noodles around on the guitar, John lounges, reading quietly. Everyone seems relaxed and contented; I would have loved to be there just to observe and drink in the sun with them.