Photographer Robert Freeman, who helped outline the picture of The Beatles with a few of the band’s best-known album covers, has died aged 82.

A press release on The Beatles’ official web site introduced Freeman’s loss of life Friday however did not give a trigger.

Born in 1936, Freeman started his profession as a photojournalist for London’s Sunday Instances and captured portraits of main jazz musicians earlier than working with The Beatles. He shot the black-and-white cowl for the 1963 album “With The Beatles,” picturing the Fab 4’s faces in part-shadow. It turned a defining picture of the group and was used for the 1964 U.S. album “Meet The Beatles!”

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In an internet tribute, Paul McCartney mentioned “individuals usually suppose that the quilt shot for ‘Meet The Beatles’ of our foreheads in half shadow was a fastidiously organized studio shot.”

(L-R) John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr. Photographed by Robert Freeman
(Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Pictures)

“In reality it was taken fairly shortly by Robert within the hall of a lodge we have been staying in the place pure mild got here from the home windows on the finish of the hall,” McCartney wrote.

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McCartney mentioned Freeman “was one in every of our favourite photographers throughout the Beatles years who got here up with a few of our most iconic album covers.”

He referred to as him “imaginative and a real unique thinker.”

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Freeman went on to {photograph} the covers of “Beatles For Sale,” ”Assist!” — with its picture of the band members holding semaphore-style flags — and “Rubber Soul.”

Album cover for rock and roll band "The Beatles" album entitled "Rubber Soul" which was released on December 3, 1965. (L-R) George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney(Clockwise from bottom left) George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr. Photographed by Freeman. 

Album cowl for rock and roll band “The Beatles” album entitled “Rubber Soul” which was launched on December 3, 1965. (L-R) George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney(Clockwise from backside left) George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr. Photographed by Freeman. 
(Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Pictures)

For that 1965 album Freeman subtly stretched The Beatles’ faces, subtly suggesting the psychedelic experiments to return.

Ringo Starr tweeted: “God bless Robert Freeman peace and like to all his household.”