keith hamshere


Gary Oldman as Ludwig van Beethoven in ‘IMMORTAL BELOVED’ 1994. by Bernard Rose. Photos by Keith Hamshere.

“ While still in bed my thoughts turn towards you my Immortal Beloved, now and then happy, then sad again, waiting whether fate might answer us - I can only live either wholly with you or not at all …
  Be calm;  for only by calmly considering our lives can we achieve our purpose of living together. - be calm - love me - today - yesterday - What yearning with tears for you - you - you my life – my everything - farewell - oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your Beloved


Forever thine
forever mine
forever us. ”

— excerpt  from a love letter written by Ludwig van Beethoven.