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Ringo Starr

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.

Each numbered book in the Photograph limited edition is signed by the author Ringo Starr, who is donating all royalties to the Lotus Foundation.

'I love pictures put together, showing different times of your life. At the time, I never thought that there would be a whole book of my photographs.' Ringo Starr
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The Photography


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.'

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. These 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.

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.'

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The Manuscript


Ringo recounts his life story with honesty and hilarity in an original manuscript of over 15,000 words.

Ringo found forgotten photographs recalling memories from his Beatle days. See Ringo growing up in Liverpool amidst the excitement of the emerging Merseybeat scene, as he remembers his time in hospital, his first car, drumkits, girls and bands on his 'road of happy drumming'

'Every time they played us on the radio, they would tell us what time, because they'd have it all timed out. We'd be touring and we'd all be in the same car, so we'd stop and celebrate every time one of our records was played. In those days, it was just bigger than life.'

'It was my dream, to play drums with really great musicians, and it keeps unfolding.'
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The Author


Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara formed the Lotus Foundation in 1998 in the UK, and the US in 2005. Its mission is to fund, support, participate in and promote charitable projects aimed at advancing social welfare in diverse areas, included but not limited to substance abuse, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, cancer, battered women and their children, homelessness, and animals in need. Ringo donates all his proceeds from the sales of this book to the Lotus Charity, as well as proceeds from many of his other projects.
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The Limited Edition


The book's author, Ringo Starr, is signing every numbered copy in the Photograph limited edition. Only 2,500 copies will ever be created.

Each book is traditionally handcrafted, half-bound in Italian leather, and housed in an archival case. The bookbinding is embellished with gilt detailing, and its 300 pages are edged in gold foil.

'Genesis did a great job on my first book, Postcards from the Boys - so why would I go anywhere else?'

The author is donating all his royalties directly to the Lotus Foundation.

The Deluxe Edition


In Ringo's limited edition of 2,500 books, the first copies, numbered from 1 to 350, are 'Deluxe' copies. Fully bound in Italian leather with gilt tooling and page edging, every Deluxe copy of Photograph is signed by Ringo Starr.

Each Deluxe boxed set additionally contains a numbered 8"x10" Giclée print of a contact sheet from Ringo's archives, not printed within the book, seen here for the first time. Shot in 1963, the contact sheet shows The Beatles during a stay in Paris's George V hotel. Ringo captures John as he plays guitar; Brian Epstein talks on the phone; George checks the charts in Cash Box magazine; Ringo gets a piggy-back from Paul - but Paul and Mal's later attempt, shown in the Photograph book, is more successful!

Only available with Deluxe copies, Ringo's contact sheet can be enjoyed framed, or can be kept in the lined archival solander case, which houses your Deluxe book and print set.

The Video


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.


Select from the following editions:



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  • Collector:
    2150 copies
  • Signed by:
    Ringo Starr
  • Paper:
    200gsm fine archival paper
Collector Edition No longer available

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.

  • Page size: 280mm x 350mm
  • 304 pages
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