I’ve always been so madly in love with the photos Allan Tannenbaum took of John Lennon & Yoko Ono in 1980. He followed them as they strolled through Central Park on November 21st 1980, perfectly capturing their ease with each other and the camera; such lovely candid shots of John & Yoko cuddling in the early winter sun while making each other giggle. On November 26th, Tannenbaum photographed John & Yoko in their studio as promotion for their “Just Like Starting Over” video, and here their pure physical love is captured forever as they pose side-by-side in kimonos, lounge naked in bed together, John’s weight full atop Yoko, and gaze together into the camera lens, two parts of a beautiful whole.
Allan Tannenbaum released a book featuring images and memories from the sessions titled “John and Yoko: A New York Love Story”. It’s a beautiful book and a wonderful look at one of my favourite love stories.
Central Park, November 21st 1980
“Just Like Starting Over” Video Shoot, November 26th 1980