HELEN H, DENISE, ANITA, HANNAH P - THE BEATLES
"Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun do, do, do
Here comes the sun
And I say it's all right"
Here Comes The Sun, from the album Abbey Road by The Beatles
This album cover recreation was the sixteenth photo in the Care Home Album Cover series and recreated The Beatles' iconic 1969 album Abbey Road. Robert had always had this album in his mind when thinking about recreating album covers. In fact, he had drawn out the zebra cross in chalk on the patio in the care home garden. It was only the inclement weather which changed the photoshoot. Robert also realised that for each person recreating a Beatle, it would be too challenging for the residents to be photographed all at once, especially as it would have required a lot of standing, and the fact that the shots were moving, walking shots. Robert therefore took each shot separately, firstly Helen, then Hannah and finally carer Denise with Anita. Robert asked Hannah to put on her white outfit, and asked Denise to remove her shoes and hold a pen in place of Paul McCartney's cigarette. Once the individual shots were complete, Robert superimposed the images on to the classic Abbey Road background.