Quote 1. May Pang – Instamatic Karma. Previous; Next. May Pang was 22 when she began to work for John Lennon and Yoko Ono as a personal assistant. Instamatic Karma has ratings and 24 reviews. Krystal said: May Pang re-lives the Lost Weekend (aka two year relationship) with John Lennon in this. In INSTAMATIC KARMA, they’re collected for the first time. With very few exceptions, these photos are that rare thing: never-before-seen images of an icon .
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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. With very few exceptions, these photos instaamtic that rare thing: The photos marma show Lennon in a variety of settings: May has written rich captions to accompany her photos–taken together, they tell a simple story of the time May and Lennon spent together; a time, according to legend, when Lennon was unhappy and unproductive, estranged from his family and bandmates.
Apparently, Pang had a camera, but the biggest wonder is that no book of her photos appeared until now. The akrma show Lennon at a time of estrangement and personal excess drink and drugs. Great for fans and desirable if not essential insyamatic biographical reference.
Book review: May Pang’s *Instamatic Karma: Photographs of John Lennon *
And finally, how can libraries go wrong acquiring anything about any Beatle? In addition to photography, she designs a line of feng shui jewelry and furniture. She lives in New York with her two children.
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See all customer images. Showing of 65 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. For someone instamstic was having a “Lost Weekend” he didn’t appear very lost. When with May, John appeared quite happy and, actually, back to his old self, more engaged and social than almost any time in his life since his early Beatles days.
He seemed more accessible to his old friends and and son during this period. The lines of communication re-opened, luckily staying open until his death. That certainly hadn’t occurred beforehand. Nor had contact been made between John and at that time only son, Julian.
So it’s nice to see them together, getting to know one another, again. This hard cover book was tastefully created and contains photographs in color and black and white that I had never seen before. These are not glamour shots or publicity photos.
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These are real, candid photos worthy of any John Lennon fans’ collection. The photos come with a well-written narration by May. There are many nice photos of Julian during visits with his father, swimming, going to Disneyland, and general clowning around.
Cynthia and Julian Lennon added an endnote to the book expressing thanks to May for her kindness and kafma to them, which was touching.
Instamatic Karma: Photographs of John Lennon
Since there is controversy about the common misconception that the years and were nothing more than a “Lost Weekend” for John, it was very satisfying insyamatic see photographic proof not only of the relationship, but that Lennon was happy, social and artistic during those years. And there are some great photos from the recording sessions of “Walls and Bridges.
It’s a beautiful book at a reasonable price. And you can still get a copy of the First Edition! I thought this would be a hefty coffee table-style book, but its instmaatic bit smaller than I expected. Great photos from May Pang’s private collection, unstamatic having never been seen before. The pictures capture the so-called “lost weekend” that Lennon had away from Ono, kwrma actually lasted over a year and a half, while he was dating Pang.
Sure the pictures aren’t high resolution photographs, I believe some of them were Polaroids, but they are clear, even though the colors may be a little faded. But it’s like looking through a friend’s photo album or one’s own, with each picture telling a little instamatkc. Pang writes briefly about the time and place and what was going on during the time the pictures were taken, so readers won’t be at a loss for information, and does so with grace and elegance. This isn’t a gossip book or a Yoko bashing or the ravings of a jilted lover instamwtic one person’s fond memories of her loving relationship with a legendary man.
I highly recommend it to fans of Lennon’s, the Beatles, or just of Hollywood legends–including “urban”– in general. Great for gift giving and I got an autographed copy! I bought this book after reading “Loving John” by May Pang, about their relationship. This book of her photographs is not focused on the stories behind the photos – though there are biographical notes, the book is image-centric.
Still, I found the photographs to be candid and often touching instakatic surprising – a welcome change from the usual publicity shots and photos in public. But I would recommend getting her other book too, for May Pang’s take on the fascinating events surrounding the images.
I think they are both required for instamatif Beatlemaniac’s library! One person found this helpful. See all 65 reviews. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? The Untold Story Paperback.
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