New York City-based photographer Henry Grossman shot The Beatles extensively in the mid-60s, covering their initial 1964 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, visiting them on the set of Help! in The Bahamas and Austria, and even venturing into their homes to capture a few rare moments of downtime. “They were accustomed to seeing me with a camera, documenting everything that went on around me,” Grossman has explained. “It was simply part of me, part of who I was. More than that, I had become a friend. So when I pulled out my camera, no one thought twice about it. No one cared. It wasn’t seen as invasive.”
Now many of the resulting images in his 6,000 photograph archive are being published for the first time. Click through a gallery of some of our favorite shots, which are available for purchase as prints from Rock Paper Photo.