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When We Was Fab

The limited edition book of photography from Astrid Kirchherr

Astrid Kirchherr

Produced as a limited edition of 750 signed and numbered copies, our aim with When We Was was to surpass the high quality standards which have become the Genesis benchmark.

Although collectors may be familiar with several of the images of the early Beatles and other musicians in Hamburg in this book, we believe that these photographs will never have been viewed in such an extraordinary quality of reproduction.

I have decided it is time to create one book in which I am totally involved so that it contains the pictures I like most, printed the way I would print them, even down to the text and design, with of course the help of Genesis. This book is for people who are interested in photography in the Sixties and in the way I saw my friends and depicted them in the best way that I could. Therefore, this book is me and that is why it will be the last one. The very last one.' Astrid Kirchher

Each of the 41 images in this very large format book is finely printed in tri-tone (two runs of black plus warm grey) and image varnished. The text for the book is printed in gold ink onto a rich black background, following the exact layout created by Astrid Kirchherr. This is the largest format book yet produced by Genesis. Eleven of the images are included as large folding plates.

'I received my copy of When We Was Fab today. It is absolutely beautiful!' D. Hedrick, Subscriber, USA

When We Was Fab

The limited edition book of photography from Astrid Kirchherr

When We Was Fab

When We Was Fab

  • ISBN:
  • Deluxe:
    750 copies
  • Signed by:
    Astrid Kirchherr
  • Contributors:
    Olivia Harrison
  • Binding:
    Full Black Leather, Blind Embossed Artwork.
  • Box:
    Folding Solander box.
  • Extras:
    Silver gelatin print of George Harrison, signed by Astrid Kichherr on the reverse, presented within ribbon tied portfolio.
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The largest format book yet produced by Genesis: Astrid's limited edition book of 750 signed and numbered copies worldwide.

  • Page size: 280mm x 380mm
  • 88 pages
  • 41 images
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