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On June 30, 2021, art book publisher Taschen published “Paul”, a photography book featuring images of Paul McCartney taken by photojournalist Harry Benson, but the release was limited to 700 copies and was quickly sold out. A more affordable version was released on this day.
Here is an intimate look at one of music’s greatest legends, as he turns 80, by an iconic photojournalist. From the delirium of early Beatlemania to the heady days of 1970s‑era Wings to his quiet rural life in the early 1990s, Paul follows the pop genius through the years with more than 100 rare photographs. Now available in a trade edition following last year’s sold out Collector’s Edition. […]
A personal portrait of Paul McCartney by Harry Benson
Harry Benson began photographing Paul McCartney in 1964, when the Beatles took America by storm, toured the world, and made their movie debut with A Hard Day’s Night. The legendary photojournalist was on hand to document it all. When the Fab Four came to an end, it was Benson who had intimate access to Paul and his wife Linda, as Paul forged a new path, creatively and personally.
Featuring more than 100 color and black-and-white images, this collection is a window into the life of one of the world’s best-known recording artists, one who has remained enigmatic despite a lifetime in the limelight.
Through Benson’s lens, Paul traces the evolution of its namesake from performer to icon, father and husband. We see the young musician at the height of his fame with the Beatles, in the recording studio with Linda and their band Wings, with the family, behind the scenes and on stage during the 1975–76 “Wings Over America” tour, partying with the stars, and at the couple’s quiet farm in the UK in the early 1990s.
On the occasion of Sir Paul’s 80th birthday, Paul gives an all-access look at a life spent making the world’s most popular music. A must for any music fan.
I’m proud of the work that I’ve done with Paul over the years and grateful he’s allowed me to document some private and personal moments in his extraordinary life.Harry Benson – From Harry Benson. Paul – TASCHEN Books
Last updated on November 24, 2022