Astrid Kirchherr: The Kiss
John Lennon by Astrid Kirchherr, 1962
“John used to go on and on about George. About what a nice boy he was and how I’d like him. He went to great lengths to impress me with George. ‘Give you anything, George’, he’d say.” - Aunt Mimi
“John treated George with a mixture of fondness and disdain he might show a younger brother.” - Cynthia Lennon
"After Stuart’s sad death in Hamburg, it was George who worried most about the impact on John’s emotional well-being. When John and George made that visit to the apartment that Stuart shared with Astrid, the young photographer remembers, George displayed a sense of almost brotherly love." - Larry Kane
"John was broken-hearted because he’d suffered another loss. But George is standing behind him, with a look of ‘I’ll look after you’, with a very grown-up strength in his face." - Astrid Kirchherr
“John could be a bastard, but when it came to George Harrison, nothing was ever enough. When George came into the office [Apple], John would stop whatever he was doing to spend time with him. I think he viewed him as a younger brother.” - Linda Reig (Apple Employee)
"George was very, very heavily influenced by John, all of John’s thinking and the way John did things in the world, and the way he handled his Beatledom, you know. I think that George was very affected by that." - Jim Keltner
“John always worried about George. He was constantly on the phone to him.” - May Pang
“When we were alone John told me, ‘I saw George goin’ through pain and I know what pain is about. So I let him do it. I’ll go out and help him or whatever it is he wants me to do.’” - May Pang
"We watched [George’s concert] from the side of the stage, my favorite place of all because you can see the musicians and the audience all at once. John smiled and tapped his foot the whole time, like a proud older sibling watching his kid brother score a touchdown." - Chris O’Dell
"[George] looked up to John so much. He said, ‘Oh, John would be a Wilbury in a second.’" - Tom Petty
Słynne fotografie Astrid Kirchherr
all three of these people are dead
After Stuart’s death, John and George used to come and see me in my home. It was actually John’s suggestion. John said, “Can I see where he used to paint?” I said, “Of course, you can.” In that moment, I had to take a picture of them and I just grabbed this old chair and put it there. John was just full of emotion being in the same room where his friend was just painting that he nearly burst out in tears. And George was a bit worried, so I just said to George, “Stand behind him.” You could see how quickly George understood what it was all about: death and being alive. He’d only just turned eighteen and when you look at the picture and see his eyes, they’re so full of protection for John. - Astrid Kirchherr
Me encanta cuando me miras, y yo siento tu mirada. Te miro, y veo cómo me miras fijamente, con una sonrisa pícara. Volteo, y sé que sigues mirándome. Repetimos el juego. Sé que te das cuenta que tu mirada me intimida en cierto modo, y eso es lo que lo hace más emocionante.
Intento parar el juego. Te miro de la misma manera que tú a mí, y te sonrío; tú me sonríes de vuelta. Luego alguno de los dos dice algo trivial y nos olvidamos de ello. Después de unos minutos volvemos a caer en el juego. El juego de las miradas. Miradas que dicen más que mil palabras, que hablan por sí solas.
Nos miramos y es como si ambos supiéramos lo que el otro está pensando, y es así. Sé lo que estás pensando. Sé lo que va a pasar. Sé que esto no se quedará en un simple juego de miradas, sé que hay más. Lo puedo ver en la manera en la que me miras.
Te miro y escucho salir de tus labios un ‘Ven conmigo’. Te levantas y yo simplemente te sigo. Voy detrás de ti.
Full Metal Jacket
“You’re so ugly you could be a modern art masterpiece!”
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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