Quick menu
  • Beatles, The (TB001WHIT)
  • Beatles, The (TB004WHIT)
    Available To Buy
  • Beatles, The (TB005WHIT)
    Available To Buy
  • Beatles, The (TB006WHIT)
    Available To Buy
  • Beatles, The (TB009WHIT)
    Available To Buy
  • Beatles, The (TB002WHIT)
    Available To Buy
  • Beatles, The (TB003WHIT)
    Available To Buy
  • Beatles, The (TB007WHIT)
    Available To Buy
  • Beatles, The (TB008WHIT)
    Available To Buy

Robert Whitaker (1939-2011)

Robert Whitaker was a renowned British photographer, best known internationally for his many photographs of The Beatles, taken between 1964 and 1966, and for his photographs of the rock group Cream, which were used in the Martin Sharp-designed collage on the cover of their 1967 LP Disraeli Gears.

He began his photographic career in London in the late 1950s but he moved to Melbourne in 1961, where he began studying at the University of Melbourne and became part of the small but flourishing Melbourne arts scene. According to art historian David Mellor, it was Whitaker's three years in Australia that transformed his work as a photographer. A major influence was undoubtedly his friendship with two of the leading figures of the Melbourne art world, art dealer, patron and restaurateur Georges Mora and his wife, the painter Mirka Mora.

He first came into contact with the Beatles in 1964, when they toured Australia. Whitaker was asked to photograph the band's manager, Brian Epstein, for a feature in Melbourne's Jewish News. "I saw Epstein was a bit of a peacock and a cavalier," said Whitaker, "and I put peacock feathers around his head in photographic relief. He was knocked out when he saw the picture."

In 2011 Robert sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer.

 

Beatles, The (TB001WHIT)

The Beatles

This iconic 'Umbrella' image of The Beatles was taken in Scotland in 1964 on the banks of Loch Earn.

Prices from £900.00
print
Beatles, The (TB004WHIT)

The Beatles

The Beatles having fun at Cliveden House whilst taking a break from filming the comedy, Help in May 1965.

Prices from £900.00
print
Beatles, The (TB005WHIT)

The Beatles

Iconic photo of John Lennon with a flower in his eye, fondly known as 'Adoration'.

Prices from £900.00
print
Beatles, The (TB006WHIT)

The Beatles

A very relaxed looking John Lennon taken by photographer Robert Whitaker at his studio in London.

Prices from £900.00
print
Beatles, The (TB009WHIT)

The Beatles

Shooting promotional films for the singles Rain & Paperback Writer at Chiswick Park Gardens in May 1966

Prices from £900.00
print
Beatles, The (TB002WHIT)

The Beatles

John Lennon, Paul McCartney & George Harrison by the swimming pool at Cliveden House in 1965

Prices from £900.00
print
Beatles, The (TB003WHIT)

The Beatles

Photo shoot of the fab four taken at Sheriff Road, London in 1965

Prices from £900.00
print
Beatles, The (TB007WHIT)

The Beatles

Iconic Beatles shot taken at Sheriff Road Studio, London in 1965. used on the cover of Mojo to celebrate The Beatles Anthology release

Prices from £900.00
print
Beatles, The (TB008WHIT)

The Beatles

The Beatles ascend the steps to the stage at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan for a matinee concert on 2nd July, 1966

Prices from £900.00
print

Featured Prints

Orange screen print of Liam Gallagher created by artist David Studwell

Liam Gallagher

Orange limited edition screen print of Liam Gallagher by David Studwell

Prices from £600.00
print
Led Zeppelin (LZ001MPUT)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin performing at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA 1977.

Prices from £595.00
print
David Bowie (DB001POST)

David Bowie

Exclusive David Bowie print specially created by The Postman for Rockarchive, based on a photograph taken by Dave Hogan at Live Aid in 1985

Prices from £291.67
print
Pink Floyd (PF005ANWH)

Pink Floyd

Relaxing backstage at Abbey Road Studios during the recording of debut album 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn'

Prices from £291.67
print
Amy Winehouse sat on a bench in a North London laundrette in 2004 photograpghed by Jake Chessum

Amy Winehouse

Stunning image of Amy Winehouse taken in a North London launderette during a photo shoot in winter 2004.

Prices from £595.00
print
Red Hot Chili Peppers (CP001MA)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Contact sheet of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers photographed at Hyde Park, London in 1991

Prices from £295.00
print

Featured Artists

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck is one of rock’s most respected and dynamic instrumentalists. He is widely regarded as a “guitarist’s guitarist”.

artist
Björk

Björk

Björk Guðmundsdóttir, (born 21 November 1965), known mononymously as Björk is an Icelandic singer-songwriter.

artist
Queen

Queen

Queen are a British rock band credited with making significant contributions to such genres as hard rock & heavy metal, among others.

artist
David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades & regarded by critics & musicians as a true innovator.

artist
Oasis

Oasis

Oasis was an English rock music band formed in Manchester in 1991, to date the band has sold over 70 million records worldwide.

artist
Bob Marley (and the Wailers)

Bob Marley (and the Wailers)

Bob Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, & guitarist who achieved international fame & acclaim.

artist

Featured Collections

***New Arrivals***

***New Arrivals***

Here are the very latest prints we have added to our collection. We hope you love them as much as we do.

collection
Jake Chessum

Jake Chessum

During his 30 year career Jake Chessum has shot defining images of musicians such as Amy Winehouse, Jay Z, The Beastie Boys & David Bowie.

photographer
Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky is one of the greatest ever rock & roll photographers with a huge archive of iconic shots of the world's best music artists

collection
Born In The USA

Born In The USA

The USA has given us many of the world's greatest music artists - we celebrate the best of the best

collection
Contact Sheets Print Collection

Contact Sheets Print Collection

Our contact sheet print collection is a rare opportunity to look back at the hidden moments surrounding some of rocks most iconic images.

collection
Graphic Art Print Collection

Graphic Art Print Collection

Browse our collection of popular graphic art prints including iconic images by Storm Thorgerson and stunning work by contemporary artists.

collection