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A retrospective of Linda McCartney\'s life and photography
In 1966, during a brief stint as a receptionist for Town and
Country magazine, Linda Eastman snagged a press pass to a
very exclusive promotional event for the Rolling Stones
aboard a yacht on the Hudson River; her fresh, candid
photographs of the band were far superior to the formal
shots made by the band’s official photographer, and she was
instantly on the way to making a name for herself as a top
rock ’n’ roll photographer. On May 11, 1968, when her
portrait of Eric Clapton was featured on the cover of
Rolling Stone, she entered the record books as the first
woman to have that honor. During her tenure as the leading
photographer of the late 1960s’ musical scene, she captured
many of rock’s most important musicians on film, including
Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin,
Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, The Doors, and the Grateful
Dead. In 1967, Linda went to London to document the
\"Swinging Sixties,\" where she met Paul McCartney at
’o Nails club and subsequently photographed the Beatles
during a launch event for the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts
Club Band album. Paul and Linda fell in love, and were
married on March 12, 1969. For the next three decades, until
her untimely death, she devoted herself to her family,
vegetarianism, animal rights, and photography.
From her early rock ’n’ roll portraits, through the final
years of the Beatles, via touring with Wings to raising four
children with Paul, Linda captured her whole world on film.
Her shots range from spontaneous family pictures to studio
sessions with Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, as well as
artists Willem de Kooning and Gilbert and George. Always
unassuming and fresh, her work displays a warmth and feeling
for the precise moment that captures the essence of any
subject. Whether photographing her children, celebrities,
animals, or a fleeting moment of everyday life, she did so
without pretension or artifice.
This retrospective volume—selected from her archive of over
200,000 images—is produced in close collaboration with Paul
McCartney and their children. As such, it is a moving
personal journal and a lasting testament to Linda’s talent.
Additional to our limited and art editions, this book is
also available as unlimited trade edition.
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