Respect The Shooter: David Gahr

10.24.2012

ART & DESIGN

John Lennon, NYC, 1974

“It was a grey October afternoon when I met John Lennon on the washed out corner of 11th Avenue and West 43rd Street. ‘Raining – good,” affirmed Lennon, wrapped in sober covert coat with dark round spectacles, cap, and 1956 hologram Elvis pin. ‘I’m always done in the sun – the rain should be fine.’ One of the truck drivers leaned over and asked me – ‘Wasn’t he one of those ‘insects’?’ – ‘Insects!’ laughed John, he thought that was just perfect! Their acceptance of John was total, a pleasure to witness … I don’t think John had ever been so relaxed or had so much fun on a photo shoot.”

Caption: John Lennon on October 24, 1974 on New York’s West Side.© David Gahr Estate

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