McCartney creates book of photographs clicked by late wife

Updated: Apr 19, 2011, 09:58 AM IST

London: `Beatles` legend Paul McCartney has put together photographs clicked by late wife Linda McCartney in a new book which he says "celebrates her talent".

The 68-year-old has picked some of his favourite photographs taken by Linda, who passed away in 1998, for the volume titled `Linda McCartney - Life In Photographs`, reported Daily Mail online.

The singer-songwriter and his children, including fashion designer Stella and photographer Mary, helped select pictures from an archive of more than 200,000 for the book.

"From the early days I have very much admired her photography and being able to experience it personally only added to my feelings of admiration. In those days, it was quite unusual for a woman photographer to be working on her own in photography and, in many ways, I know she has inspired a large number of female photographers who followed in her footsteps," said McCartney who married Linda in 1969.

Linda made her name taking pictures of some of the biggest rock stars of the 1960s and in 1968 she became the first female photographer to take a cover shot for `Rolling Stone` magazine.

She married McCartney a year later and they stayed together until her death from cancer in 1998.