Paul McCartney, Photographer : Eyes Of the Storm

So, a new Beatles song at #1, tours still happening, and now, a show of photographs by Sir Paul McCartney.

Below is one of my faves from the exhibit:

Paul McCartney (English, b. 1942)
George looking young, handsome and relaxed. Living the life. Miami Beach, February 1964
©1964 Paul McCartney under exclusive license to MPL Archive LLP

Yes, it has been exhibited in the UK, although this will be the first showing in the States.

Should be an amazing perspective from one of the people on the other side of the camera at all times. I’d say it’s a book, less about the photography than the historical reference. To have that from one of the subjects of Beatlemania will please the most ardent Beatles fan.

The official word:

The Chrysler Museum of Art announces the Dec. 5, 2023, opening of
the major exhibition Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eves of the Storm, comprised of 250 of his
curated images.

This exhibition runs through April 7, 2024, at the Museum, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia

This intimate and very personal exhibition drawn from McCartney’s private archives shares photographs
from December 1963 through February 1964, as the momentum of Beatlemania began. McCartney used
his Pentax camera and captured the Fab Four- himself, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr-as
they rocketed from being the most idolized band in the United Kingdom to the most popular musicians in
the world.

Visitors to this distinctive exhibition will encounter an immersive experience from the Eyes of the Storm
with 250 photographs and video footage. Included are photographs McCartney captured of him and his
bandmates at Liverpool and London gigs to The Beatles’ perspective as they experienced in real time “The
Ed Sullivan Show” in New York, a historic appearance that drew a record 73 million viewers.

Paul McCartney (English, b. 1942)
John and George, Paris 1964
©1964 Paul McCartney under exclusive license to MPL Archive LLP


Paul McCartney (English, b. 1942)
Ringo Starr, London 1963-4
©1963-4 Paul McCartney under exclusive license to MPL Archive LLP



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