‘Linda knew when to click’: Paul McCartney reveals favourite shots from his wife’s professional photography career in new exhibition of her work
Linda McCartney is best known for her marriage to one of the most successful musicians of all time.
In the last years of her life she was also known for her activism, animal rights campaigning and vegetarian food line. But it was a career as a professional photographer that came first.
Before she married Paul McCartney in March 1969 she was an award-winning photographer, making history as the first woman to ever shoot a Rolling Stones front page image and praised for her candid celebrity snaps.
Her husband often joked he ruined her photography career, as their marriage overshadowed her work.
But he appears to be making up for it now, curating an exhibition of her work with their daughters Mary and Stella to showcase his favourite shots.
The Linda McCartney Retrospective runs from July 5 to January 12 next year at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.
A new exhibition curated by Paul McCartney will showcase some of his late wife Linda’s best work as a professional photographer. It was often said that her marriage to the Beatle ruined her career as the media focused more on her relationship than her professional ability. Pictured left to right: John Lennon, Ringo Star, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison outside Abbey Road in London in 1969
The Beatles are pictured in a snap taken by Linda at Brian Epstein’s home in Belgravia at the launch of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967
Linda nee Eastman was an award-winning photographer before she married McCartney in March 1969. She was the first woman to ever shoot a Rolling Stone cover and was known for capturing celebrities in candid moments. Her husband Paul and their daughters Heather and Mary are pictured on holiday in Scotland in 1970
Pieces of Linda McCartney’s photography equipment will also be on show at the new exhibition entitled The Linda McCartney Retrospective, at Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow
Linda McCartney was known for her celebrity portraits. This one of Aretha Franklin modelling for Mademoiselle was taken in Los Angeles in 1968