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Tommy Hanley was one of the great music photographers of our time. During the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80’s, Tommy captured some of the most unforgettable images of the biggest names in pop, rock and jazz.


Many years in the making, 'With A Little Help From My Lens’ is the long-awaited story of Tommy’s remarkable close relationship with the world’s most famous band, The Beatles.


The book chronicles his time with the ‘Fab Four’, from when he first met and photographed them in 1963, through to the end of the decade when Tommy found himself at the epi-centre of the eccentricity that was the Apple empire. Finally, he shares his experiences in the 1980’s when he was appointed as an archivist by Apple Corps to assist in tracking down photographs and memorabilia for the Anthology project.

Curated by Tommy's son Tony with over 300 rare and some previously unpublished Tommy Hanley photographs. ‘With A Little Help From My Lens’ is a fascinating and personal account of Tommy’s work and friendship with The Beatles over three decades.

This book is not for sale on Amazon, or any other retailer. This is a special collector’s edition, strictly limited to just 1,000 numbered copies. To celebrate the first time Tommy photographed The Beatles in 1963, the outer cloth bound slip case features a specially commissioned lenticular image of the fab four, adapted n colour and overlaid onto the Union Jack flag. 


Tommy passed away at 90 years of age in Nov 21. A special bonus chapter was added to record his last interviews telling how some of the images actually happened.


After four years of preparation in which a number of rare colour transparencies were discovered, Tommy's son Tony commissioned a specialist fine art printer to bring these to life using today's state of the art digital technology. The quality of the printing is second to none, and almost every images appears as though it were took only yesterday. 

All book purchasers shall also be entitled to obtain discounts on future purchases of prints and new merchandise featuring Tommy's iconic images, not just of The Beatles, but many other iconic artists of rock, pop and jazz. 

This special, limited edition will sell out quickly, so don’t miss your opportunity to secure a copy click below and we will be in touch.

“Hanley was another Londoner who had the Beatles confidence as well as a first rate feel for releasing the shutter, often the only photographer in the room.”


Beatles Historian and Author
of ‘Tune In’, Mark Lewisohn

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