Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas from John and Yoko (and Mary Hopkin, too)!
Two more icons from the 1960s don the Santa Claus suit in their efforts to channel the cheery Christmas mood — this time, we have the music world’s power couple John Lennon and Yoko Ono! The pair dressed up in the famous red and white costume for the Christmas party of The Beatles’ Apple Records in 1968. Sitting beside them is Welsh folk singer Mary Hopkin, one of the first musicians to sign to the Apple record label.
Several years later, John and Yoko dressed as Santa Claus would be on the cover for one of the promotions for Happy Xmas (War Is Over), a song they wrote and released in the US in 1971 (and 1972 in the UK) as a single for John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band. Although the song was originally a protest song against the Vietnam War, it has since become a popular Christmas song and has been covered by generations of artists.
Watch the video for “Happy Xmas” below:
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"Kishin Shinoyama. John Lennon & Yoko Ono. Double Fantasy" contains the series of images that controversial photographer Kishin Shinoyama took for the cover and promotion of the couple's album, "Double Fantasy," many of them being unveiled to the public for the first time.
Years before the world knew her as John Lennon's better half and artistic partner, Yoko Ono herself was already an established artist. Here are portraits of the artist and peace activist from this period, presented just in time for her recently-opened first "official" show at the Museum of Modern Art.
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This article is dedicated to Serge Moulinier, a largely unknown French photographer who won one of the most important prizes in France with a book on Greek architecture. Strangely, few information can be found on the Internet about this great photographer whose work had also been published in an important essay written by the famous John Szarkowski, former Director of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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Thick smoke, soft breeze, rippled water. For Veronika Gilková, these elements deserve a touch of visual magic. In this interview, she talks about culling nature-based images with intuition and quiet wonder.
Sonja started her analog adventures during her teenage years. She took her first film photographs when she was 13 and has been in love with the magic of the process since. Her idea of a perfect day involves developing film rolls while listening to jazz and having a cup of tea in between. In this interview, she recalls about her experience with her first Lomography camera, a Holga 120 CFN.