At just the age of 18, photographer Mike Mitchell was able to photograph The Beatles at a time when they were about to cement their status as stars on the Ed Sullivan Show. It was two days before that performance where he snapped the following photos, and as he stated, “It was like the birth of my generation.” These photos were shot at a performance in 1964 and were taken without a flash capturing some great black and white photos of the group. The photos that Mitchell took that day will be part of a larger exhibit at the Annual DFA Photography Invitational at David Anthony Fine Art, which will open starting August 2. Check out some the great shots that Mitchell took that night of The Beatles in the early years before they blew up to be rock icons.
Photos by Mike Mitchell
[Via Huffington Post]