Photography

Read It: Linda McCartney: Life In Photographs

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From Taschen Books:

From her early rock’n’roll portraits and final years with The Beatles to her touring days with Wings and raising four children with Paul, Linda McCartney captured her whole world on film.

Her shots range from spontaneous family pictures to sessions with Janis Joplin and Michael Jackson, as well as artists Willem de Kooning and Gilbert and George. Always unassuming and fresh, her work displays a warmth and feeling for the precise moment that captures the essence of any subject. Whether photographing her children, celebrities, animals, or a fleeting moment of everyday life, McCartney did so without pretension or artifice.

Made exclusively by TASCHEN for iBooks, Linda McCartney – Life in Photographs features:

  • over 170 photographs selected from Linda’s archive of over 200,000 images—most of which users can pinch to zoom
  • forewords by Paul, Stella, and Mary McCartney, texts by Annie Leibovitz and Martin Harrison, and excerpts from interviews with Linda from BBC’s highly acclaimed 1994 “Behind the Lens” profile
  • a bonus video interview with Paul McCartney and his daughters, Stella and Mary

This book is available for download on your iPad with iBooks or on your computer with iTunes, here.

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Photography

[VIDEO] A POLAROID STORY: THE EXPO – Journey Through Music


One of our favorite ladies of visuals and scribe, Elisabeth Ouni of A Polaroid Story, recently hosted an exhibit showcasing the many famous faces she’s snapped for her blog.

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LA Timez, Photography

LA Timez: Our Visit to the Who Shot Rock & Roll Exhibit

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Despite of the 104 degree heat that attempted to smother Los Angeles on Saturday, we made our way to the Who Shot Rock & Roll at The Annenberg Space for Photography. Upon entering into the cool of the space, we were immediately refreshed and inspired by the works of art displayed before us.

The exhibit showcased 166 original prints from gutsy shutterbugs such as Bob Gruen, Mark Seliger, Norman Seeff , Stephanie Chernikowski, Lynn Goldsmith, Jill Furmanovsky and many others. Each photo was placed in themes – “Starting Out,” “Album Covers, ” “Performance,”etc.—which channeled the way artists were portrayed on and off stage. What added the cherry on top to this event was the Who Shot Rock & Roll documentary. In that short film, it was Linda McCartney’s story that we were drawn to.

The story of a stunning, music-loving receptionist who by fate became a famous photographer; shooting music icons such as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Janis Joplin and many other musicians.

Overall, Who Shot Rock & Roll is a great exhibit that brought everyone from baby boomers to curious college students in one room to celebrate the movers and shakers of Rock and Roll music.

Exhibit open now-October 21, 2012
The Annenberg Space for Photography
Century Park
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
telephone: 213.403.3000
Website: annenbergspaceforphotography.org

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Fashion, Photography

Sarah McColgan’s LA’s Finest Photoshoot

New York Fashion photographer, Sarah Mccolgan has this great gift of bringing out the best in her subjects. If there were no lighting, luxurious clothing and make-up involved in her shoots, she would still allow viewers to see the premise of her stories. She has an instinct of grasping personalities on film and making it artistic. This was even more obvious after viewing her LA’s Finest photoshoot, portraits of Los Angeles’ dapper movers and shakers. The shoot was to be included in Metro Pop Magazine, but due to economic circumstances, they were not able to publish the photos.

Here are some of our favorites:

MELODY EHSANI and NATALIE GOLONKA

DJ RASHIDA

DIZ GIBRAN

LEVI MAESTRO

KASHIRO

JASMINE KIM of OLIVER PEOPLES and MOSLEY TRIBES

KARLI HENRIQUEZ of MTV3

See the entire photoshoot here.

Peeped at Maestro Knows
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