‘Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs’ reveals intimate family moments

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Before Linda McCartney ever laid eyes on her husband-to-be at the launch party for the album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in 1967, she was already a reputable rock ‘n’ roll photographer capturing candid behind-the-scenes images of late ‘60s artists such as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors and Janis Joplin.

Now, 13 years after her death, Paul McCartney and their children, along with editor Alison Castle, have selected more than 300 photos from her archive of 200,000 images to produce ‘Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs.’


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The 288-page tome also takes an intimate peek at life with the McCartneys, playing and relaxing at their homes in Scotland, London and Arizona.

See a photo gallery from ‘Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs

She stopped taking pictures professionally in the 1970s when she had her family. ‘We became her subjects,’ said daughter Mary, who is also a photographer. ‘We took it for granted a camera always being in our face.’

Those personal, tender images reflect happy, normal family moments: Paul and son James laughing in a tub immersed in bubbles, for example, or Paul in his bathrobe with the kids on their farm in Scotland.

-- Liesl Bradner

Images: Right: Linda, Paul and Mary, London 1969. Below: The Beatles and Yoko Ono, London 1969. Credit: Linda McCartney