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Linda McCartney

Today, I want to take a look at the remarkable photography of Linda McCartney. I’m sure you already know who she was, but in case you’re unfamiliar, she was a famous photographer, the wife of Paul McCartney, his partner in the band Wings, and a committed animal rights activist. McCartney was perhaps best known for being in the right place at the right time for most of her life, starting in the sixties when she got a photography job for Rolling Stone Magazine. On May 11, 1968, she became the first woman to have a photograph featured on the magazine’s front cover.

Though she never received formal training as a photographer, McCartney’s pictures have a life and a sensitivity to them that makes them instantly recognizable. Tragically, the Linda McCartney died from breast cancer in 1998, but she accomplished a great deal before her death at the age of 56.

You can see all of Linda McCartney’s photography on her website and on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

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  1. Obviously her access to famous people elevates a lot of her photographic portraits to iconic status but I think that McCartney would have proved herself a very talented photographer even if she had only taken photos of ordinary people. She handled tonal range really well, knew how to handle the light to really pick out the details of a person’s face, and she had a strong sense of composition. You can see that even in the candid photos she took of her children, just documenting family life.

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  2. I enjoyed the ones you post here and the ones on her web site. I agree, she knew outstanding composition. Hal

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