A photograph which depicts the Beatles walking across Abbey Road in the reverse direction hits the auction block on May 22. The pic is expected to fetch up to $15,000.
There are a few other subtle differences in the photo sure to intrigue the Fab Four fanatic, for example, Paul McCartney is wearing sandals instead of walking barefoot; in addition, the cigarette he is holding on the album version is missing.
The pic was taken by Iain Macmillan and is one of 25 currently being sold by a private collector.
"Macmillan had 10 minutes to do the shoot and he took six photographs of the Beatles walking backwards and forwards across the zebra crossing. He was standing up a ladder to take the pictures . . . I think the reason it became so popular is its simplicity . . ." a rep for Bloomsbury Auctions told the Guardian.
by RTT Staff Writer
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