Linda McCartney (1941-1998) got her break into photography whilst working on Town and Country Magazine using an invitation to a Rolling Stones party she photographed them and took them back to the magazine who were very impressed by her 'candid, intimate and relaxed photographs of the Rolling Stones that they published her images' (lindamccartney.com)
Linda McCartney gained access to the centre of the music scene in the swinging sixties and her images were used by Rolling Stones Magazine. She photographed Eric Clapton, The Beatles (and married Paul McCartney), The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa and many more..
McCartney's images were iconic in that they captured the stars relaxing, not posing. These unguarded moments made for beautiful, natural shots that punctuated her work throughout her career. There is a sensitivity to the work that really trys to capture the essence.
'She would just see things. Many of her photos, it’s just that one click. You’ve got to recognise when a great photo is happening in front of you. And then you’ve got to snap it at exactly the right moment… And she did that so many times that it always impressed me.' (McCartney P. 28.09.19)
The Independent (28.09.19) Taschen: Linda McCartney's Polaroids [Online] Available from: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/photography/linda-mccartney-polaroid-diaries-personal-photos-intimate-paul-family-a9119986.html (Accessed 30/09/19)
Linda McCartney.com [Online] Available from: https://www.lindamccartney.com Accessed 30/09/19)
Rolling Stone Magazine (24th April 2008) Linda McCartney's Photographs [Online] Available from:
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/linda-mccartneys-photographs-38003/ (Accessed 30/09/19)