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Paul Berriff - A Life Behind the Lens

Paul Berriff is one of the UK’s leading cinematographers, with a career spanning over 45 years. Starting out as a copy boy and press photographer at the Yorkshire Evening Post, he soon diversified into the world of moving pictures – becoming the youngest ever cameraman for the BBC at the age of 21.

Since then, Paul’s career has gone from strength to strength, taking him to such far-flung destinations as Nicaragua and Borneo. Earning the nickname of ‘The Indiana Jones of Television’, Paul says that his camera has been his ‘passport to adventure’. Among his many successes, he was the pioneer of the fly-on-the-wall reality documentary – a format now seen across television channels the world over.

His unique eye for a good story, coupled with an exacting standard of professionalism, has so far earned him a total of 19 industry awards, including a BAFTA for ‘Best Factual Film’.

Rediscovering ‘The Beatles’

Although Paul has enjoyed sharing his documentary work with the public, he has recently come full circle, back to the stills photography that first launched his career. Numbering such musical greats as Roy Orbison, Marianne Faithfull, Queen and The Rolling Stones as past subjects, he is now ready to share perhaps his greatest moments from behind the camera.

Having recently rediscovered a weight of long forgotten negatives hidden in his attic, Paul is now pleased to release a collection of unique images; 38 previously unseen black and white photographs of the biggest selling band in music history: The Beatles.

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