on 9 April 2000
Nature was spectacular, in Linda McCartney's eyes, and through the lens of her camera. Like all masters, she made it look easy to capture landscapes full of inward drama, or exquisite delicacy. Any of us who have tried to capture images like these will know exactly how easy it is. These photos, mostly of the natural world, breathe serenity, wholeness, immemorial silence, and occasionally gentle humor (is that her husband's first pair of reading glasses titled A Major Spectacle?). If you are tired of driving at 70 mph down the freeway of life, these images can bring you home to how much beauty you may be missing by not looking out your kitchen window, or out the airplane window, or across the sand, or at your neighbor's garden, or through your glass teapot. Free beauty for us (well, almost), given from a lifetime of attention by the photographer.
on 8 August 1999
First I thought it should be called Wide Range because of all Linda's varied interests but as I looked through it, which took all of l0 minutes to review, I was very disappointed in it. The pictures were too simple and looked like a child's first attempt at photography. I am a staunch Linda McCartney fan of her photography and share in her many interests, but felt let down by this book of simplicity.