Saturday, February 7, 2015

New photo book spotlights John Lennon's "Double Fantasy" years

Published by Taschen, "Kishin Shinoyama. John Lennon & Yoko Ono. Double Fantasy" is a lavish collection of Japanese photographer Shinoyama's images of Lennon and Ono during the recording of their final LP together.

Unfortunately, the collection is priced at $700, far out of my price range and, I suspect, most other fans.

Still, here's a video preview:

And from a New York Times Magazine story on the book:
Though he’d been nervous about meeting the former Beatle, as Shinoyama recalls in the video, he was quickly put at ease by how approachable Lennon was:  
“He was so nice and sweet.” It set the tone for the day. “I did not try to step into their private life,” Shinoyama remembers now.  
“I tried to not interfere and capture his tender and gentle personality silently, so that I could shoot him in a very natural way, so that you couldn’t imagine that we had never met before.”

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