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Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS

Mike McCartney

'The Fifties and Sixties were a time when us working-class folk all had nothing and little to no chance of getting anything. We were all equal in our nothingness but at least we could dream of escaping our poverty, of winning the pools, or being bigger than Elvis! I trust that some of these images capture that feeling.' – Mike McCartney

In his eagerly awaited limited edition book, Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool, Mike McCartney is bringing together all of his finest work including a wealth of previously unseen photographs and treasured drawings. Now, from his original film negatives, Mike McCartney is selecting some of his most historic images to be made available as limited edition archival prints. Each museum-quality print is checked and signed by the photographer and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the publishers.

'Like The Beatles used to experiment with chords, lyrics and keys, I did the same with photography; I was always experimenting.' – Mike McCartney

Special Offer: For a limited time, orders will be accompanied by a complimentary signed exhibition poster (A2-size lithograph print: 42.0cm x 59.4cm / 16-½" x 23 ⅜"). The Early Liverpool poster features original artwork created by Mike McCartney for one of the Beatles' first gigs at Liverpool's Casbah Club.
  • Forthlin Road image 1
  • Forthlin Road image 2
  • Forthlin Road image 3
  • Forthlin Road image 4

Forthlin Road

Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool

'Paul would get lost in that guitar. I saw him in the garden, framed through Mum's net curtains, and wanted to capture it.' - Mike McCartney

FEW LEFT 

 
Paul McCartney photographed from a window of the family home at 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool, 1962.
 
Edition: 35 numbered prints
Signed by: Mike McCartney
Print size: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
Framed size: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate of Authenticity: Signed by the publishers
Frame: Black hardwood with acid-free mount and UV glaze


  • Paul Composing image 1
  • Paul Composing image 2
  • Paul Composing image 3
  • Paul Composing image 4

Paul Composing

Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool

'One of the first (or the first) photograph of my brother composing. Taken in our back bedroom, with an unironed sheet backdrop.' - Mike McCartney

Forthlin Road, Liverpool July 1962.  
 
Edition: 35 numbered prints
Signed by: Mike McCartney
Print size: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
Framed size: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate of Authenticity: Signed by the publishers
Frame: Black hardwood with acid-free mount and UV glaze


  • Fab 4 Friends image 1
  • Fab 4 Friends image 2
  • Fab 4 Friends image 3
  • Fab 4 Friends image 4

Fab 4 Friends

Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool

'I love this picture. It really shows them as they were - as friends, being silly.' - Mike McCartney

Tower Ballroom dressing room, New Brighton.  
 
Edition: 35 numbered prints
Signed by: Mike McCartney
Print size: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
Framed size: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate of Authenticity: Signed by the publishers
Frame: Black hardwood with acid-free mount and UV glaze


  • 1, 2, 3, Flash! image 1
  • 1, 2, 3, Flash! image 2
  • 1, 2, 3, Flash! image 3
  • 1, 2, 3, Flash! image 4

1, 2, 3, Flash!

Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool

'I'd learned from my books that in photography you have to take control and tell your subjects what to do. So, I told them to look at the light bulb on my count. You can see two got it right. Imagine the one-and-only John Lennon doing what you told him to! How about that as an interesting concept?' - Mike McCartney

Cavern Club, Liverpool, July 1961.
 
Edition: 35 numbered prints
Signed by: Mike McCartney
Print size: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
Framed size: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate of Authenticity: Signed by the publishers
Frame: Black hardwood with acid-free mount and UV glaze


  • Scaffold, a 'Smash' Hit image 1
  • Scaffold, a 'Smash' Hit image 2
  • Scaffold, a 'Smash' Hit image 3
  • Scaffold, a 'Smash' Hit image 4

Scaffold, a 'Smash' Hit

Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool

'Roger, Mike and John in a Liverpool broken window.' - Mike McCartney

Self-portrait of Scaffold members, Roger McGough, Mike and John Gorman, using Mike's Rollei Magic camera, Liverpool.
 
Edition: 35 numbered prints
Signed by: Mike McCartney
Print size: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
Framed size: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate of Authenticity: Signed by the publishers
Frame: Black hardwood with acid-free mount and UV glaze


  • John, Shadow and Light image 1
  • John, Shadow and Light image 2
  • John, Shadow and Light image 3
  • John, Shadow and Light image 4

John, Shadow and Light

Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool

'John and basket in Mold, Wales.' - Mike McCartney

Assembly Hall, Mold, Wales.  
 
Edition: 35 numbered prints
Signed by: Mike McCartney
Print size: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
Framed size: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate of Authenticity: Signed by the publishers
Frame: Black hardwood with acid-free mount and UV glaze


  • 'Mike's' Drumkit image 1
  • 'Mike's' Drumkit image 2
  • 'Mike's' Drumkit image 3
  • 'Mike's' Drumkit image 4

'Mike's' Drumkit

Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool

'Having experienced the joy of playing music to a crowd when he was in a band, and seeing it as "a passport out of poverty" Dad wanted us to be musical too and so he bought us instruments after Mum died.' - Mike McCartney

Forthlin Road, Liverpool July 1962.  
 
Edition: 35 numbered prints
Signed by: Mike McCartney
Print size: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
Framed size: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate of Authenticity: Signed by the publishers
Frame: Black hardwood with acid-free mount and UV glaze


  • John, Paul, George... Dennis image 1
  • John, Paul, George... Dennis image 2
  • John, Paul, George... Dennis image 3
  • John, Paul, George... Dennis image 4

John, Paul, George... Dennis

Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool

'George had only just turned 15 and this may well have been his first performance with the group.' - Mike McCartney

Cousin Ian's wedding reception, Liverpool, 8th March 1958. The second earliest colour photograph of John, Paul and George together as the Quarrymen with family friend, Dennis Littler.  
 
Edition: 35 numbered prints
Signed by: Mike McCartney
Print size: 51cm x 61cm (20" x 24")
Framed size: 58.4cm x 68.6cm (23" x 27")
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate of Authenticity: Signed by the publishers
Frame: Black hardwood with acid-free mount and UV glaze


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Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool

Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool

For a limited time, includes a complimentary signed exhibition poster. Shipping December 2022. Select your edition below.
Forthlin Road

Forthlin Road

  • Edition:
    35 numbered prints, signed by Mike McCartney
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
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Framed £1900
Unframed £1800
Available from £594 per month. Learn more >
I Saw Her Standing There

I Saw Her Standing There

  • Edition:
    35 numbered prints, signed by Mike McCartney
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
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Framed SOLD OUT
Unframed SOLD OUT
Cavern Club Rehearsal

Cavern Club Rehearsal

  • Edition:
    35 numbered prints, signed by Mike McCartney
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
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Framed SOLD OUT
Unframed SOLD OUT
Paul Composing

Paul Composing

  • Edition:
    35 numbered prints, signed by Mike McCartney
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
More
Framed £1900
Unframed £1800
Available from £594 per month. Learn more >
Fab 4 Friends

Fab 4 Friends

  • Edition:
    35 numbered prints, signed by Mike McCartney
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
More
Framed £1900
Unframed £1800
Available from £594 per month. Learn more >
1, 2, 3, Flash!

1, 2, 3, Flash!

  • Edition:
    35 numbered prints, signed by Mike McCartney
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
More
Framed £1900
Unframed £1800
Available from £594 per month. Learn more >
Scaffold, a 'Smash' Hit

Scaffold, a 'Smash' Hit

  • Edition:
    35 numbered prints, signed by Mike McCartney
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
More
Framed £1900
Unframed £1800
Available from £594 per month. Learn more >
John, Shadow and Light

John, Shadow and Light

  • Edition:
    35 numbered prints, signed by Mike McCartney
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
More
Framed £1900
Unframed £1800
Available from £594 per month. Learn more >
'Mike's' Drumkit

'Mike's' Drumkit

  • Edition:
    35 numbered prints, signed by Mike McCartney
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
More
Framed £1900
Unframed £1800
Available from £594 per month. Learn more >
John, Paul, George... Dennis

John, Paul, George... Dennis

  • Edition:
    35 numbered prints, signed by Mike McCartney
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 68.6cm x 68.6cm (27" x 27")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")
More
Framed £1900
Unframed £1800
Available from £594 per month. Learn more >
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