INSTAMATIC KARMA: Photos of John Lennon (3-4-2008) Apr 10, 2008 0:30:34 GMT -5
Post by yerblues1968 on Apr 10, 2008 0:30:34 GMT -5
INSTAMATIC KARMA: Photographs of John Lennon
by May Pang
Released: March 4, 2008
A book called "Instamatic Karma" just came out on March 4, 2008 written by May Pang, John Lennon's former girlfriend regarding his "lost weekend" of 18 months in 1974-75 before he went back to Yoko Ono. In this book are 150 photographs. There are never before published photographs of John with his children, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson and others. She encouraged John to go back to the Beatles and told him when he and Paul were together, they wrote the best music.
“There were times I was a bit reticent in taking out my camera, like when some ‘old friends’ stopped by to hang out. I didn’t want to intrude on these moments, but John insisted. He felt that I captured him in ways that no one else did because of his comfort level with me…For years, only my closest friends got to see these photos—which were literally tucked away in a shoebox in my closet. They were surprised that these images did not convey the John that was portrayed in the press during our time together. In fact, they saw a side of John seldom seen.”
Ms. Pang did capture one momentous event: Lennon’s signing the agreement that dissolved the Beatles’ partnership on Dec. 29, 1974.
MAY PANG worked for ABKCO, the Beatles' management company, in the early 1970's, and from there was hired as John Lennon and Yoko Ono's personal assistant. After her relationship with Lennon ended, Pang worked for Island Records and United Artists. In addition to photography, she designs a line of feng shui jewelry and furniture. She lives in New York with her two children.
The book can be purchased at Amazon.com.