Few Hamburg artists got to know the Beatles as closely as photographer Jürgen Vollmer did. In April 1961, Vollmer was studying at the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung (today: HAW Hamburg) together with two other close friends of the Beatles, Astrid Kirchherr and Klaus Voormann, when he shot some legendary photos of the up-and-coming band. He photographed the Beatles at various places, including the doorway at Jägerpassage – John Lennon chose a picture of this session for the cover of his 1975 solo album “Rock’n’Roll”. Vollmer was largely responsible for the Beatles developing their look, it was he who came up with the idea for the famous moptop hairstyle. In the early sixties he moved to Paris, and later on he lived in New York and Los Angeles. He photographed countless stars, from Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford to Brad Pitt. We are proud to have him for an exciting talk and a book signing.