Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Interesting Portraits of Paul with Cameras by Linda McCartney

Linda Louise McCartney was an American photographer, musician and animal rights activist, who was born on September 24, 1941, in Scarsdale, New York.

At first, McCartney worked for Town and Country magazine, reportedly as a receptionist. She was able to photograph the members of the Rolling Stones during their visit to New York and those images helped launch her career as a rock photographer. She went on to photograph such rock luminaries as Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, the Doors, the Grateful Dead, and the Mamas and the Papas. Her work appeared in Rolling Stone, LIFE, and other leading magazines.

In 1967, McCartney got the chance to work with one of the most adorned rock bands of the era, the Beatles. During a shoot to promote their Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, she caught the eye of guitarist and vocalist Paul McCartney. They later began dating and were married on March 12, 1969. News of this union devastated many of McCartney's adoring fans.

In 1995, McCartney discovered that she had breast cancer. She had surgery and many rounds of chemotherapy, but the cancer eventually spread to her liver. She spent her final days with her family at their ranch in Arizona. McCartney died on April 17, 1998.

Here, a selection of interesting portraits of Paul McCartney were taken by his wife, circa 1968 to 1970:


Paul by Linda, London, 1968



Paul by Linda, Regents Park, London, 1968

Paul by Linda, Los Angeles, 1968

Taken by Linda during the Apple Corps promotional shoot at JFK Airport, New York, 1968


Paul by Linda, Regents Park, London, 1969



Taken by Linda on the farm in Campbeltown, Scotland, 1969



Taken by Linda on the farm in Campbeltown, Scotland, 1970


Paul and Mary by Linda, Campbeltown, Scotland, 1970

Taken by Linda on the beach in Campbeltown, Scotland, 1970

(Paul With Cameras, via Wikipedia)

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