Never-before-seen photographs of The Beatles have been uncovered for an auction due to take place in London later this month. But, who took them?

Beatles image, Bonhams

Picture: Courtesy, Bonhams

Never-before-seen photographs of The Beatles have been uncovered for an auction due to take place in London later this month.

The Beatles collection consists of eighteen black and white pictures taken at a reception in 1964, said a spokesman for Bonhams in Knightsbridge which is due to auction the images on 23 June.

However, Bonhams tells us that the name of the photographer is being kept secret after he told auctioneers he does not want any publicity.

The spokesman added: ?Completely unseen, none of these photos have ever been published. The informal shots, showing the band relaxed and chatting, are estimated at £2,500-3,000.?

Photos of The Rolling Stones, U2 and Led Zeppelin will also be on sale.

For details visit www.bonhams.com