- Born: 18 February 1933
- Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
- Best Known As: Avant-garde artist and widow of John Lennon
The Linda McCartney Story
PlotPhotographer, Beatles wife, tambourine player, purveyor of vegetarian entrees: Linda McCartney led an undeniably remarkable life. The Linda McCartney Story, based on the book Linda McCartney: The Biography, attempts to present this life in all its glory. Scion of the George Eastman photography dynasty, McCartney is first shown as Linda Eastman, aspiring rock photographer. Flirting her way around the transatlantic rock scene with the likes of Jim Morrison and Mick Jagger, she eventually meets Paul McCartney during the heyday of mid-'60s Beatlemania. Thirty years of marriage, the Beatles' break-up, tambourine playing with Wings, and McCartney's ultimately unsuccessful battle with breast cancer follow, illustrating, over the course of 120 minutes, a life lived with both strength and aplomb. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi
-----Linda McCartney – Life in Photographs
New digital book brings Linda's world exclusively to the iBookstore on iPad
London, UK – 25 April 2013
From her early rock'n'roll portraits and final years with The Beatles to her touring days with Wings and raising four children with Paul, Linda McCartney captured her whole world on film.
Her shots range from spontaneous family pictures to sessions with Janis Joplin 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, McCartney did so without pretension or artifice.
Made exclusively by TASCHEN for iBooks, Linda McCartney – Life in Photographs features:
- over 170 photographs selected from Linda's archive of over 200,000 images—most of which users can pinch to zoom
- forewords by Paul, Stella, and Mary McCartney, texts by Annie Leibovitz and Martin Harrison, and excerpts from interviews with Linda from BBC’s highly acclaimed 1994 “Behind the Lens” profile
- a bonus video interview with Paul McCartney and his daughters, Stella and Mary
This collection was 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.
|Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs |
"I think for me, Dad, and [my sister] Mary, it was really a case of breathing new life into Mum’s work and making people aware of how inspirational and contemporary it was. It certainly inspired my work..."
Stella McCartney, W Magazine, New York