Never Seen Before Paul McCartney Photos Found In Loft

Photos Of Sir Paul and Linda McCartney found in the loft of one of the world's most celebrated fashion and celebrity photographers, Clive Arrowsmith.

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Sir Paul and Linda McCartney

© Clive Arrowsmith

Never seen before photos of Sir Paul and Linda McCartney have been found in the loft of celebrated photographer Clive Arrowsmith.

The photographs, which were taken at the end of a shoot for the Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976) album and during the photo session for Off the Ground in 1995, will be published in an exclusive feature for The Journal, the magazine of The Royal Photographic Society of which Clive Arrowsmith is a member, after his friend Jeff Vickers (MBE, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society) went along to Clive's office to take a look at the images and realised how special they were. 

According to Clive, Sir Paul McCartney asked the stylist on the shoot to get some 'fun costumes' which resulted in Linda McCartney wearing a beard for a group shot while the other two images show just the couple and Paul bungee jumping with his guitar. 

'Wings' photo shoot

© Clive Arrowsmith


Clive says that finding the pictures has triggered a lot of happy memories for him. "They really capture the seminal moments of the shoot when it all came together. The fun we were all having, plus Paul and Linda’s closeness, it’s the naturalness of the pictures that is the key to their success."

Andrew Cattanach: Editor of The Royal Photographic Society Journal says: "Clive Arrowsmith is one of the World’s most celebrated fashion and celebrity photographers who is held in very high regard amongst our members & in the Photographic world. I am delighted that we were able to include an interview with him in our April edition and that he has allowed us to bring these images into the public domain."  

These three pictures will appear in the April edition of The RPS Journal, in a special music edition Edited by Gered Mankowitz (FRPS) the British photographer who made his name with his iconic pictures of Jimi Hendrix. Clive also hopes they will form the foundation for his next book, a title that follows on from his recently published 'Arrowsmith: Fashion, Beauty and Portraits'.


Paul McCartney

© Clive Arrowsmith

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