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Linda’s Lens - The Linda McCartney retrospective, with forewords from her family

Linda’s Lens

The Linda McCartney retrospective, with forewords from her family

Linda McCartney. Life in Photographs

Edition of 750 + 160 APs
US$ 4,000
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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. In May 1968, with her portrait of Eric Clapton, she entered the record books asthefirst female photographer to have her work featured on the cover of Rolling Stone.

During her tenure as the leading photographer of the late 1960s’ musical scene, Eastman 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, she went to London to document the “Swinging Sixties,” where she met Paul McCartney at the Bag ’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 a feeling for the precise moment that captures the essence of any subject.

Collector’s Edition of 750 copies with forewards by Paul, Stella, and Mary McCartney.
  • "Linda McCartney's photographs feature in a new book which includes family portraits, celebrity images and artistic work… a new book featuring the work of Sir Paul McCartney's late wife Linda. The book, published by TASCHEN, is entitled Linda McCartney: A Life in Photographs."

    — BBC News Online, London
  • "Rock 'n' roll photography doesn't get much more intimate than Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs, a collection of subtle portraits from the 60s to the 90s that blends candid moments from music's good, bad, and beautiful with a warm family album-style record of the McCartney clan. Chosen by Paul McCartney and their children from over 200,000 images, the book is a lasting testament to a versatile, evocative talent, and features commentary from Annie Leibovitz as well as influential art historian, curator, and former Linda McCartney collaborator Martin Harrison."

    — Independent on Sunday, London