: Stella McCartney releases her mother's photobook :

Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs"

they are all from the eyes of Linda Eastman, Stella McCartney's mom

In 1966, when she was 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 had instantly made 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 as the first female photographer to have her work featured on the cover of Rolling Stone.

in 1967, she went to London to document the 'Swinging Sixties', where she met Paul McCartney at the Bag 'O Nails club and 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 - which deeply influenced Stella in her design career.

this retrospective volume—selected from her archive of over 200,000 images—is produced in close collaboration with Paul McCartney and their children. it is always a great thing to publish the normal life of an 'ordinary' family - showing the cute little things that you won't see often from glam people...

available in Stella McCartney shop in Landmark


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