FRANK HABICHT (Born 1938)

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AND THE CROWD WENT CRAZY: STONES CONCERT, HYDE PARK, 1969 by FRANK HABICHT (Born 1938) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

AND THE CROWD WENT CRAZY: STONES CONCERT, HYDE PARK, 1969

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NO LOSS OF FACE, EARL'S COURT, LONDON, C. 1960 by FRANK HABICHT (Born 1938) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NO LOSS OF FACE, EARL'S COURT, LONDON, C. 1960

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TIME GENTLEMEN PLEASE: LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, C. 1960 by FRANK HABICHT (Born 1938) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

TIME GENTLEMEN PLEASE: LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, C. 1960

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Frank Habicht was born in Hamburg in 1938. He attended the Hamburg School of Photography in 1962, quickly becoming established as a freelance photographer upon graduating.

Habicht moved to the UK, settling in Earls Court, London. He found work as freelance photographer for the Playboy Club in London as well as for the BBC's Top of the Pops and a stills photographer for Roman Polanski. During this time Habicht gained access to international celebrities who often featured in his photographs.

Habicht also worked for publications including Camera Magazine, Esquire, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. It was an eight-page spread in Twen Magazine in 1967 that defined the young photographer's career. Habicht captured all that was new and exciting that he had seen on the streets of London. This commission led to the publication of "Young London: Permissive Paradise" in 1969. The book contained a collection of ninety-one photographs that exposed the duality at the heart of Britain's society, capturing carefree youth contrasted with London's elite and upper classes.

In 1981, Habicht moved to New Zealand's Bay of Islands, where he now works documenting the unique landscape and the community that resides there.

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