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Tom Murray

"The Mad Day : Summer of '68"

At 25, Tom Murray, LBIPP, was the youngest photographer to be commissioned by the Royal Family. Mr. Murray is the holder of a variety of international awards for his photographic work. He apprenticed to Lord Snowdon and honed his skills as a portrait photographer. This lead to a long resume of portrait subjects such as Elizabeth Taylor, John Huston, and Sir Dirk Bogarde to name a few. 

In the summer of 1968, Mr. Murray was invited to join a publicity photo shoot for a popular rock and roll group by a fellow photographer. As it turned out, the band that they were shooting was The Beatles. From two rolls of film, Mr. Murray kept 23 negatives which have been hailed as some of the best photographs ever taken of the group. The shoot was so last minute, and the schedule so hectic, the collection of photographs have become known as ‘The Mad Day: Summer Of ‘68’