With A Little Help From My Lens

Welcome to the Tommy Hanley Photography website, an insight to the photographer, his work, his lifetime image legacy, and now his special collector’s book, ‘With A Little Help From My Lens’.
Curated by his son Tony, and brought to fruition, as a labour of love, this unique publication, features over 300 glorious images (many of which are unseen), and is Tommy’s original story from behind the camera, charting his time with The Beatles, from 1963, taking the iconic ‘4 ties’ image at the Odeon Luton, UK, through to his final departure from Apple Corp as their ‘go to’ archivist in the mid 90’s.


‘With A Little Help From My Lens’, is limited to 1000 copies only worldwide. It is not available in any other store or website, and will not be diluted into paperback. When the last copy has gone, it’s definitely gone.

Its November! 60 Years on from the time of that first iconic photo!

Tommy Hanley captured some of the most unforgettable images of the biggest names in pop, rock and jazz. The Beatles were a part of his life and Tommy was a part of thiers.

‘With a Little Help From My Lens’ is a step back into the timeless era with Tommy’s own captivating narrative that unveils untold stories, rare photographs, and exclusive insights into the Fab Four’s iconic legacy. This one-of-a-kind book is a must-have for every music lover and history enthusiast.

Our website has been a long time coming and will be hosting sales and auctions for unique original vintage and limited edition prints of numerous artists that Tommy photographed over his massive career.

Get ready to relive the magic and evolution of the greatest band in history. This special unique ‘one off’ publication is expected to sell out quickly, and is not on sale anywhere on the planet, other than right here. Join us in celebrating all things International Beatles Week, and take advantage of our special fab launch bundle offer. Order now.


Limited Edition Copies ONLY


Images, of which many are unseen

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About Tommy

As a young seventeen year old starting out to fulfil his dream of being a photographer, Tom Hanley never anticipated that the road ahead would be filled with great musical icons. In his twenties he travelled around Britain as a staff photographer for John Bull magazine, which became the widely read Today publication. He quickly discovered that “there’s no show businesslike show business”

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