In November 1980, on the eve of John Lennon's untimely murder by a lone gunman, photographer Allan Tannenbaum had unique and total access to John and Yoko, who were emerging from five years of seclusion and avoiding the media. As one of the few photogrpahers with whom John and Yoko were close, Tannenbaum was privileged to be able to capture many intimate moments between the two. The resulting photographs, many of which have neer before been available to the public, portray a couple deeply in love--playful, spiritual, and remarkably at home in front of the camera while expressing their feelings to each other. John cherished these images of Yoko and was moved by their beauty and grace. This limited edition is enclosed in an elegant clamshell box, and includes a signed photograph by Allan Tannenbaum. Limited to 1,250 signed and numbered copies. The prologue to this volume documents, through a rare set of images, John Lennon's last live performance. After John's shocking murder in December 1980, Tannenbaum continued to photograph Yoko, as well as the vigils and memorials that immediately sprang up throughout the city. This bittersweet collection is both a celebration of and tribute to one of our greatest srtists and an everlasting love affair. Foreword by Yoko Ono, introduction by Chris Murray.
Allan Tannenbaum's career in photography spans more than four decades. His first work as a professional photographer was in 1973 for the SoHo Weekly News, and he remained with that paper until it folded in 1982. He now works as an international photojournalist contributing to various magazines, as well as design firms and advertising agencies. He also shoots portraits and serves as a contributing photographer for many noted publications including Time, Life, and Newsweek. He is the author of two books of his photography, New York in the 70s and New York.