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There’s a unique magic that happens when two art forms collide. In “1964: Eyes of the Storm“, Paul McCartney, a name synonymous with the Beatles and the pandemonium of Beatlemania, unveils a personal trove of photographs, capturing the essence of an era that changed the world. This isn’t just Paul McCartney photo book; it’s a journey back to the beginning of 1964 when Beatlemania erupted, and the world was never the same.

What is the new book of photos from Paul McCartney?

The Beatles became an international sensation, and McCartney’s 35mm camera was there to document it. From the streets of Liverpool and London to the madness of British concert halls and their first visit to the USA, these photographs are a personal record of this explosive time. The Paul McCartney photo book includes many never-before-seen portraits of John Lennon, Ringo, and the rest of the band, offering a candid reflection of their lives during those legendary months between December 1963 and February 1964.

1964: Eyes of the Storm: Paul McCartney

What’s even more captivating is the fact that these nearly a thousand photos of the Beatles taken by Paul McCartney were re-discovered in his archive, making “Eyes of the Storm” a treasure trove of memories.

The photography book, featuring 275 of Paul’s selected shots, isn’t just about the Beatles; it’s a reflection of Britain and America in 1964, a moment when the culture changed, and the sixties really began.

Accompanying the photographs is an introduction by Harvard historian and New Yorker essayist Jill Lepore and a foreword by senior curator Rosie Broadley. Their insights, combined with McCartney’s candid reflections, make this book an essential addition to any photography or Beatles enthusiast’s collection.

“1964: Eyes of the Storm” Photography Book includes

Dive into a meticulously curated collection that encapsulates the essence of 1964 through McCartney’s lens. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • Six city portfolios – Liverpool, London, Paris, New York, Washington, D.C. and Miami – featuring 275 of Paul McCartney’s photographs and his candid reflections on them.
  • A Foreword by Paul McCartney – A personal touch from the legend himself, sharing his intimate thoughts.
  • Beatleland, an Introduction by Harvard historian and New Yorker essayist Jill Lepore – Delving into the cultural significance of the era.
  • A Preface by Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, and Another Lens, an essay by Senior Curator Rosie Broadley – Offering expert insights into the photographic journey.
Paul McCartney 1964 photographs of The Beatles announced in a new book Eyes of the Storm

Photo by: Nick Fewings

How long will Paul McCartney’s photos be on display in London?

For those in London or planning a visit, there’s an added treat. Paul McCartney’s photographs from “Eyes of the Storm” are currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

The exhibition runs from 28 June to 1 October 2023.

Tickets are priced at £22.00 / £24.50, but there’s a special offer: all visitors aged 30 and under can gain entry for just £5.

It’s a unique opportunity to witness these iconic images from Paul McCartney photo book in a grand setting, bringing the magic of the book to life.

1964: Eyes of the Storm: Paul McCartney

But for those who can’t make the trip, the book is the next best thing. And trust me, holding this photography book in your hands, feeling its weight, and flipping through its pages, you’ll understand why I always say there’s nothing quite like a physical book. Especially one that captures such a pivotal moment in history.

“1964: Eyes of the Storm” is currently no1 Best Seller on Amazon and available in hardcover, and in digital Kindle Edition.

Amazon UK right now offers 25% off. The hardcover is reduced from £60 to £45, and Kindle Edition sells for £39.99.

Amazon US has an even better deal = 40% off!!! The book is on offer from $75 to $45 – savings of $30!!!

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Wrapping It Up: The Power of Photography

Paul McCartney’s “1964: Eyes of the Storm” has been a delightful revelation. It’s not just about the photos; it’s about the stories they tell, the memories they evoke, and the raw emotions they capture. Photography, in its essence, is a bridge between moments, memories, and the world we live in.

For those inspired by McCartney’s work and looking to delve deeper into the realm of photography, I invite you to explore our comprehensive Photography Books section. Here, you’ll find a curated collection of books that cater to every level of expertise, from the novice to the seasoned professional.

And if you’re eager to hone your skills and embark on your own photographic journey, consider enrolling in one of our Photography Courses. They are designed to equip you with the knowledge, techniques, and confidence to capture the world through your own unique lens.

Remember, every photograph tells a story. It’s up to you to capture it. Happy shooting!

Roland Pokrywka

Professional photographer passionate about capturing the beauty of nature, landscapes, and travel.