14 Mar
Taschen's 264-page tome of her life's work

Before she was one of the Beatles wives, Linda Eastman was a renowned  music photographer in the 1960’s traveling the world photographing music legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and of course The Beatles. Linda booked her first real job as a photographer while working as a receptionists for Town & Country magazine, after she got her hands on a press pass, she managed to sneak herself onto a yacht hosting a promotional event for the The Rolling Stones. After shooting the infamous British invasion rockers she quickly evolved into an acclaimed photographer, becoming the first female to have her photograph featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. During her days as a jetsetting rock n roll photographer she meet Mr. Paul McCartney, the two became inseparable and until her death she has managed to capture her entire life (and 30 years of marriage) on film. Everything from tea sessions with Ringo, backstage with Michael Jackson and Paul, family portraits in the country and photos of her children playing — in addition to her intimate work shooting legends like Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, The Doors and more. And now Taschen has compiled the story line selecting images from over 200,000 photos of her archives into an extensive tome. Edited by Annie Leibovitz, the 264-page book will be published in May in three different editions. Besides the standard edition, a Collectors Edition signed by Sir Paul McCartney will be available for $1,000, and an Art Edition, also signed by McCartney, will include a limited edition print of one of her photographs for $2,500.

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