Entertainment Music Ringo Starr Reveals Rare Intimate Shots of the Beatles in New Photographic Print Series A portion of the sales will go to benefit the Lotus Foundation, an organization that promotes charitable projects aimed at advancing social welfare By Jordan Runtagh Jordan Runtagh Twitter Jordan Runtagh is an Executive Podcast Producer at iHeartRadio, where he hosts a slate of pop culture shows including Too Much Information, Inside the Studio, Off the Record and Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds. Previously, he served as a Music Editor at PEOPLE and VH1.com. He's written about art and entertainment for more than a decade, regularly contributing to outlets like Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly, and appearing as a guest on radio and television. Over the course of his career, he's profiled the surviving Beatles, Brian Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Roger Waters, David Byrne, Pete Townshend, Debbie Harry, Quincy Jones, Brian May, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Taylor and many more. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, he lives in Brooklyn, where he can be found DJing '60s soul records. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 17, 2017 03:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 13 THE PHOTOGRAPH PORTFOLIO 2017 Throughout the whirlwind journey of Beatlemania and beyond, Ringo Starr usually had a camera at the ready. “We always had a professional photographer to take photos of us, but I just loved taking pictures and I still do,” he says. By snapping shots of his friends and band mates, Starr managed to capture history—and an intimate look inside a cultural phenomenon. The drumming legend exhibited his prowess behind the lens with the lavish 2013 book Photograph, and now he’s unveiled a series of prints containing rare, and in some cases unseen, pictures. The PHOTOGRAPH Portfolio 2017 is a collection of museum-quality prints, reproduced from the negative for the first time. Created in small artist editions of only 25 numbered copies, each print is signed by Starr himself, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The prints are available for order through Genesis Publications (email@example.com), with a portion of the sales going to benefit the Lotus Foundation — an organization that promotes charitable projects aimed at advancing social welfare. Take a look inside the PHOTOGRAPH Portfolio 2017, including commentary from Starr himself. 02 of 13 GEORGE Ringo Starr Backstage at the Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham, November 1963 Ringo Starr: "Why would we have policemen's hats? Were we pretending to be policemen? I don't remember. But who's he going to fool? He's got his stage suit on." 03 of 13 PAUL George V Hotel, Paris, January 1964 Ringo Starr: "Paul was always playing the piano." 04 of 13 PAUL AND MAL Ringo Starr George V Hotel, Paris, January 1964 Ringo Starr: "This is a fun shot of Paul and Mal Evans in France. When we were in hotels, we would just look for things to do and have a bit of fun. By looking at the table, you can see that we'd probably had a few drinks." 05 of 13 FIRST U.S. VISIT Ringo Starr New York, February 1964 Ringo Starr: "They're looking at us, and I'm photographing them. The first couple of years, we saw a lot of places from the car because we couldn't go out anywhere. We were just too big time. Everybody wanted a piece of us, so getting out was a big day." 06 of 13 OLD HICKORY Ringo Starr USA, February 1964 Ringo Starr: "When we were on the train from New York to Washington, the Press told us why we got such a great reception in America. They said, 'Ah, we came to kill you, but you gave as good as you got and we love that.' I walked to the back of the train and shot out of the back window. I like shots like this. It's very architectural." 07 of 13 MIAMI Ringo Starr Florida, February 1964 Ringo Starr: "We were on a boat in Florida. Somebody lent us their motor launch and we went out. They let me drive and I came in to port straight on! I didn't swing it sideways, and I broke the rail. But, if you were a Beatle, you could break the rails on anybody's boat in those days." 08 of 13 GEORGE IN MIAMI Ringo Starr Florida, February 1964 Ringo Starr: "As you can see, Paul had a camera and George had a camera — we all had cameras." 09 of 13 ABBEY ROAD Ringo Starr Abbey Road Studios, London, 1964 Ringo Starr: "The songs are still relevant; the kids are listening to the music today." 10 of 13 JOHN AND RINGO Ringo Starr Tobago, January 1966 Ringo Starr: "John, Cynthia, Maureen and I were on holiday in Tobago. There's the little pieces and the money that we used to play Monopoly." 11 of 13 GREECE Ringo Starr Greece, July 1967 Ringo Starr: "It's just that moment captured on film. I still carry a camera around but I usually take photos with digital cameras now." 12 of 13 JOHN AND PAUL Ringo Starr Recording "Hey Bulldog," Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, February 1968 Ringo Starr: "In the studio with Paul and John, through a prism lens. I thought I was being very creative and very incredible. 'Nobody's ever going to do this,' or so I thought." 13 of 13 RINGO Ringo Starr Self Portrait, 1970s Ringo Starr: "I'm still wearing all my rings, and a St Francis necklace that my auntie got me. It was ripped off in New York. The fans didn't really attack us a lot — those kids just got lucky. We would go out quite a bit in those days, but it started getting really crazy later on."