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on 17 June 2011
"Life In Photographs" is an excellent (and long overdue) retrospective of Linda McCartney's entire photographic ouevre. The early part of the book features an interesting variety of musicians: rare Beatles photographs from the White Album sessions are included, and a backstage shot of a yawning Jimi Hendrix is particularly fantastic. The beautiful portrait of Eric Clapton which made Linda the first female photographer to have her work grace the cover of Rolling Stone in 1968 is also featured.

But the heart and soul of this book lies in the wonderfully intimate shots of Linda's family: the McCartney children grow up throughout these pages, at home on their farm and accompanying Paul on various world tours.

The final images in this excellently printed large-format publication are especially beautiful, particularly of Linda's beloved horses in a winter snowstorm and a haunting self-portrait shot in the late Francis Bacon's studio the year before her death. "Life In Photographs" proves inconclusively that Linda McCartney was a brilliant photographer, capable of capturing moments of quiet beauty in almost any surrounding. Hopefully we'll see a second volume, covering her lesser-known but equally fantastic work (a quick visit to any Beatles photo blog will yield copious amounts of rare and wonderful Fabs/McCartney pictures).

(one minor criticism: some of the dates attributed to certain photographs are incorrect, most notably the famous Sgt Pepper's launch party where Linda was first photographed with Paul. They're listed as 1968, a whole year after the event. This of course does not detract from the images and will hopefully be corrected in future editions).
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on 23 November 2011
I have always loved Linda's photographs, from as far back as the 1980s when she shot some images for CPRE's 'Tomorrow' exhibition in London. Her beautiful black and white landscapes had a dreamy, very calming feel to them; simple, but at the same time inviting you to just look at them and soak up the atmosphere. It was only later that I became aware of her other work from the 1960s, and I've been a fan ever since. In this digital age, her photographs seem to hark back to a simpler time, when photographers used their years of skill and judgement to create long-lasting images. This book is a fine blend of all Linda's different subjects: people, rock stars, family shots, landscapes and still-life, and is one to linger over. Enjoy.
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on 22 May 2011
This is a fantastic book, showing what a fantastic photographer Linda was and it is so nice to have the input from her family. I loved it!
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on 25 August 2011
I was waiting the definitive book about the lovely Linda, but I only found a expensive book, oversized and the worst is that inside you will find only a few and same photoghaphs you have seen before many times, only a little are new.
If you have the previous books of Linda be aware.
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on 24 December 2014
I bought this as a birthday present to my sister, and it was a great treat for both of us, as we are both Paul McCartney's fans. It is much more tha a collection of pictures of the Beatles in their final years and of the McCartney family in the early 70's. Beside containing several very good portraits of musicians in the golden era of Rock, the book shows Linda Eastman's talent at different types of pictures. It is printed in fine paper which makes it even more pleasant to browse.
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on 4 February 2014
I have other books of Linda McCartney's work and I love the view of the pop aristocracy that being Mrs McCartney gave her. Not all the photos are "great" though and it really shows that they were not digital - I'm sure she would have pressed the delete button on some of these if they were digital. Nice book to own though and a reasonable price for such a large format hardback book.
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on 12 February 2015
Great Photography book. The hard cover is gorgeous and most of the photos inside too. For sure this book is a collector's item for all the Photography and Rock 'n' Roll fans. The delivery timing was super fast. It only took 24h from Uk to Italy. Thank you.
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on 20 August 2012
Excellent for those who enjoy photos. Linda shows on this work, your point of view through the lenses. This book shows that she was a great photographer, regardless of being the wife of a rockstar. Recommended
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on 15 November 2011
Beatles lovers will probably buy it anyway, but it is foremost for lovers of stunning photography. Linda McCartney was not just 'his' wife, she was a fascinating photographer first of all.
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on 17 May 2013
Love this big book, by a beautiful photographer. Not just famous faces but family and other things. My brother (a child of the 70s) really enjoyed looking at the famous faces though.
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