The Instant Art of Linda McCartney
TASCHEN Publish Linda McCartney: The Polaroid Diaries
Unseen Polaroids of family life and beyond
Following her best-selling TASCHEN monograph Life in Photographs , discover a more intimate and highly personal side of Linda’s photographic work in The Polaroid Diaries . Interspersed portraits, still lifes, and interior compositions affirm Linda’s bold eye for pattern, texture, colour, and an elegant use of light. The collection focuses on her distinctive way of seeing the world through charming and quirky portraits of Paul and the couple’s four children. We see them pulling faces and in matching pyjamas. We see James pouring water on himself, and Mary and Stella playing dress-up. There’s dancing, eating, horse riding, and countless moments of everyday life on their farm in Southern England.
The images, seemingly random, are flawlessly composed, revealing a unique artistic sensibility. As Paul says in the introduction:
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.
Also available in a Collector’s Edition and in two limited Art Editions, each with a numbered print signed by Paul McCartney.