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Linda McCartney’s polaroid diaries: A highly personal and intimate look at her work and life

Discover a pre-Instagram glimpse into the life of an extraordinary family

Saturday 28 September 2019 00:00
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The Polaroid Diaries collection focuses on McCartney’s distinctive way of seeing the world and her family, through charming and quirky portraits of Paul McCartney and the couple’s four children.

Pulling faces and in matching pyjamas, 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.

Paul says: “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.”

The Polaroid Diaries curates more than 200 of these “right” moments from the early 1970s until the mid-1990s.

You can purchase Linda McCartney. The Polaroid Diaries here

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