Friday, 5 September 2014

Abbey Road

Did you know it has been 45 years since The Beatles were photographed walking across the zebra crossing on Abbey Road? Now it has become one of the most famous images in pop culture. The photograph was taken on the late morning of August 8, 1969 for the cover of their last-recorded album.

The photographer, Iain Macmillan, had only ten minutes to capture the image; a policeman stopped traffic while he set up a ladder in the middle of the road and framed the image in a Hasselblad camera. Since then the crossing has become a pilgrimage site for music fans from all over the world. Everyday motorists are inconvenienced whilst tourists re-enact the shot. You can watch for yourself here.

This short film was made in 2012 and is called Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?


Why don't we do it in the Road? from chris purcell on Vimeo.
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