The Beatle Folks Mission
The purpose of Beatle Folks
is quite simple; we want to let the world know that many
of the people associated with Beatles history didn't fade
away with the end of the sixties, or with the end of The Beatles as a group. Although many of them
are not in the public eye to the extent they were during
the Beatles/Sixties era, many are still going strong and
still doing what they do best. While they are out there,
however, the popular media of today has largely forgetten
about them, so finding them is not always easy.
What makes our site unique
is that while we are, of course, interested in the history
of the Beatles and others who took part in that history,
their stories did not end in the sixties once they left
the spotlight. They continue. Our primary focus is, in a
sense, to pick up their stories where they left off, at
least in the minds of many fans.
Beatle Folks is the creation
of photographer John Hester, winner of a dozen awards for
photojournalism from the New Jersey Press Association and
the Pennslyvania Newspaper Association. In addition to Beatle-related
people, he has photographed the Dalai Lama (3rd place portrait
winner, NJPA 1999), NJ Governors Christine Todd Whitman,
Jim Florio, Tom Kean and Brendan Byrne, Isabella Rossellini,
former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, Ivana Trump, Martin
Short, Pope John Paul II and many others.
He was a Staff Photographer, later Chief Photographer,
for the Hunterdon County Democrat Newspaper group from 1994-2000.
His work has appeared on numerous websites including the
Photo Cafe section of Calumet Photo (www.calumetphoto.com),
where he was a regular contributor of photography-related
articles. His New York City street photography was a regular
feature of the Greenwich Village Gazette (www.gvny.com)
His article "A Second
Look", with accompanying photos, appeared in 'Black
& White Photography' magazine in Dec. of 2004.
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