Maureen Starkey, wife of Ringo Starr, drummer of the Beatles, and her recently-born son, Jason, leave Queen Charlotte's Hospital. The baby, the couple's second son, was born at the hospital on August 19th, 1967.
“What had happened is I had put my camera on a tripod and I put timer on, and the timer seemed to take so long that George just looked away,” Pattie recalls down the line from her home in London. “And I remember looking curiously thinking, ‘is this ever going to work? Is it ever going to click?’.” The flash went off, the film was developed, and the photograph was eventually packed away into storage. “Many years ago when I discovered I had this one, I hadn’t seen it for years and I wasn’t sure if it was a little too intimate. I wasn’t going to show it to anyone, so I held it back for some time. And then eventually I thought, ‘well, maybe it’s OK, maybe it doesn’t matter if I show it’,” she laughs. “