'I took the last ever shot of the Beatles – and they were miserable!'

Over a prolific 10-year period that culminated in 1978, Russell shot the world’s biggest rock stars, usually at their most candid.

The trust they shared is evident in a beautiful shot Russell took of John and Yoko in their garden, with a black cat playing on the Beatle’s shoulder. It wasn’t long after their first meeting, yet Lennon already felt comfortable enough to ask Russell to take some spontaneous pictures of him and his girlfriend, who was causing a lot of controversy.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte