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  • Author:
    May Pang
  • ISBN:
    031237741X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0312377410
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  • Publisher:
    St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (March 4, 2008)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
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May Pang's book INSTAMATIC KARMA: PHOTOGRAPHS OF JOHN LENNON is a wonderful time-capsule that offers readers a rare look . I bought this book after reading "Loving John" by May Pang, about their relationship.

May Pang's book INSTAMATIC KARMA: PHOTOGRAPHS OF JOHN LENNON is a wonderful time-capsule that offers readers a rare look into the life of John Lennon after the Beatles and away from soul-mate, Yoko Ono. The pictures capture the so-called "lost weekend" that Lennon had away from Ono, which actually lasted over a year and a half, while he was dating Pang. This book of her photographs is not focused on the stories behind the photos - though there are biographical notes, the book is image-centric.

May Pang’s new book, Instamatic Karma, is a 140-page collection of casual photos that Ms. Pang took during . Instamatic Karma photographs from 1973-75 of May Pang and John and Julian Lennon, along with Harry Nilsson. Pang took during her time with John Lennon. It’s lovely for me to look back, especially with Julian in these photographs, she said. But I’m here just because May is a good friend of mine and has been since we met. Ms. Pang arranged her book by subject instead of chronologically, with four chapters labeled At Home, At Play, At Work and Away. To her regret, she did miss a few famous moments.

Instamatic Karma book. Start by marking Instamatic Karma: Photographs of John Lennon as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Photographs of John Lennon. John Lennon is the most famously photographed Beatle-everyone from Iain MacMillian to Annie Lebowitz took iconic images of him-but there have never been pictures of him like these taken by May Pang, Lennon's girlfriend from 1973 to 1975. 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. The photos here show Lennon in a variety of settings: at work, at play, at home, and away.

Xv, 141 p. : 24 cm. Pang, John Lennon's girlfriend from 1973 to 1975, presents these never-before-seen images of the music icon. She has written rich captions to accompany her photos-taken together, they tell a simple story of the time she and Lennon spent together. At home - At play - At work - Away.

May Pang put together a wonderful pictorial of her life with John Lennon. So beautiful each and every page and picture.

This was a good book if you admire John Lennon and love to see the private life and workings of his life. May Pang did a great job with an old camera and the fact that Cynthia and Julian Lennon endorsed this book and are friends with her only makes this more interesting. This is a great book that shows a private side of Lennon and I liked it. His son is a sweet angelic child and John was deprived from seeing him grow up for 4 years. May Pang put together a wonderful pictorial of her life with John Lennon. Проверенная покупка: да Состояние товара: Подержанные.

May Pang, Lennon’s companion for much of that time, first told her story in Loving John. Now, to balance out what she feels was that book’s more sensationalistic side, she’s put together a collection of photos that catch Lennon in a happier, more relaxed mood

May Pang, Lennon’s companion for much of that time, first told her story in Loving John. Now, to balance out what she feels was that book’s more sensationalistic side, she’s put together a collection of photos that catch Lennon in a happier, more relaxed mood. They’re largely the kind of photos you’d find in anyone’s album: Lennon laying on the couch, playing with his cats, eating soup. Of course, it’s not entirely anyone’s album. Most people don’t have Paul McCartney or David Bowie dropping in for a visit.

May Pang - Instamatic Karma. May Pang was 22 when she began to work for John Lennon and Yoko Ono as a personal assistant. This is the story of her life with John and Yoko. This was May's first ever book and is currently out of print. Great for fans and desirable if not essential for biographical reference. And finally, how can libraries go wrong acquiring anything about any Beatle? Mike Tribby. What if he’d stayed with her? John Lennon’s lover May Pang remembers the happiness of an unhappy man.

“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.”—From INSTAMATIC KARMA

John Lennon is the most famously photographed Beatle—everyone from Iain MacMillian to Annie Lebowitz took iconic images of him—but there have never been pictures of him like these taken by May Pang, Lennon’s girlfriend from 1973 to 1975. 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. The photos here show Lennon in a variety of settings: at work, at play, at home, and away. They show a playful Lennon, a casual, unguarded Lennon; they’re the kind of photos one lover takes of another. 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. Pang’s photos clearly tell another story—they show Lennon clowning around, working on his hit album “Walls and Bridges”, embracing old friends and family, hanging out in their apartment on Manhattan’s East 52nd Street, relaxing in the country in upstate New York or spending peaceful days swimming in the waters of Long Island.

The photographs in INSTAMATIC KARMA are both color and black & white, casual Polaroids and more composed shots. Each one is an intimate glimpse into a fascinating time in John Lennon’s life.


Ger
Arrived on time. Loved the book. For someone who 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. But I think it was down to May during this period the relationships were re-established, and who knows, it may have been the only way John & Paul would've gotten back in touch.

I do know it's thanks to this book we have the last photos of John & Paul together, enjoying each other's company, relaxing. 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.
Saintrius
Although I hoped "Instamatic Karma" gave us more details about the romance of John Lennon and May Pang, I was not disappointed in buying May's new book. This hard cover book was tastefully created and contains 157 photographs in color and black and white that I had never seen before. These are not glamour shots or publicity photos. These are real, candid photos worthy of any John Lennon fans' collection. The photos come with a well-written narration by May.

"Instamatic Karma" has plenty of photos of John and May showing there was a real relationship between the two. 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 friendship to them, which was touching.

Since there is controversy about the common misconception that the years 1973 and 1974 were nothing more than a "Lost Weekend" for John, it was very satisfying to see photographic proof not only of the relationship, but that Lennon was happy, social and artistic during those years. There are photos of John with friends like Paul and Linda McCartney, Ringo Starr, David Bowie, Keith Moon, Harry Nilsson, Jesse Ed Davis, Klaus Voormann and Mal Evans who spent time with John during this productive and commercially successful period. And there are some great photos from the recording sessions of "Walls and Bridges."

I highly recommend this book for Lennon fans. It's a beautiful book at a reasonable price. And you can still get a copy of the First Edition!

Side note: If you want the blow by blow description of John and May's life during this period, with all the details included, check out "Loving John" Loving John or "The Lost Weekend" John Lennon: The Lost Weekend both written by May Pang.
heart of sky
I thought this would be a hefty coffee table-style book, but its a bit smaller than I expected. Great photos from May Pang's private collection, most having never been seen before. The book is just what it purports to be, May Pang cashing in on her relationship with John, but for the consumer, and Beatles/John Lennon fan, its a nice window into John's "lost weekend."

I'd recommend it to any John Lennon fan.
Nkeiy
May Pang's book INSTAMATIC KARMA: PHOTOGRAPHS OF JOHN LENNON is a wonderful time-capsule that offers readers a rare look into the life of John Lennon after the Beatles and away from soul-mate, Yoko Ono.

The pictures capture the so-called "lost weekend" that Lennon had away from Ono, which actually lasted over a year and a half, while he was dating Pang.

Candid, natural, and shot in different locations, the photos depict Lennon with friends like former Beatles Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, his son Julian, and with author/photographer Pang, among others, at home, in the recording studio, and at Disneyland/Disney World; and more importantly the pictures capture Lennon the person, rather than the personality.

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 story.

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 just one person's fond memories of her loving relationship with a legendary man.

INSTAMATIC KARMA is short and sweet and of course it left me wanting more! 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!
Nenayally
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 or 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 any Beatlemaniac's library!