A total of 63 images by the late photographer Linda McCartney has been donated to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. The photographs will be available for public viewing starting October 12, 2018 at the soon-to-open Photography Centre. Linda and Paul were married until the 1998 when Linda succumbed to breast cancer.
Linda McCartney was more than just a pretty face to have graced the Rolling Stone cover (1974 with husband Paul), she was also a talented photographer. She had a particularly unobtrusive style of photography as she lets her subjects do their thing, taking pictures as the shoot goes along. Other photographers staged shots but Linda chose to capture real moments as they happened.
Photography came naturally to Linda and so did mingling with rock bands and celebrities. She's been around musicians ever since she'd started as a photographer in the mid-sixties. A witness to pop culture history with first row seat tickets, Linda had been around the who's who of the growing music industry back in the day. Some notable celebrities and musicians she worked with were Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, The Doors, The Who, Janis Joplin, and of course The Beatles.
A few of Linda's notable assignments were shooting band photos of the Rolling Stones on a yacht and her photo shoot with Eric Clapton that resulted to a cover photo on the Rolling Stone magazine.