Books are one of my passions. I love everything about them: the way they look, smell, and feel. Oh and I also relish a fantastic story.
I especially adore and now especially appreciate photography books…which undoubtedly has contributed to my budding interest in snapping my own shots
My favorite new find is Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs, from Taschen. It is a retrospective volume – selected from Linda McCartney’s archive of over 200,000 images – produced in close collaboration with Paul McCartney and their children. The book has the photographer Annie Leibovitz and Martin Harrison, a historian of art and photography and an exhibition curator, as the contributing authors. In other words, it’s VERY well done! I can’t recommend it highly enough.
The world through Linda McCartney’s lens is not just a document of the rock ‘n roll world from the sixties on but also a moving personal journal and a lasting testament to her talent. I am especially enamored by her touching photographs (often spontaneous) of her family.
There is a wonderful sense of balance and love that seems to resonate throughout these images. Her work feels unassuming and fresh…and displays a warmth and a 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, she seemingly did so without pretension or artifice. It feels like Shining