by Jorie B. Gracen
". . . a sensitive and candid look at one of the world's most beloved composers. It is a portrait that only a person with Gracen's access could create."
"These are among the best concert photographs ever taken of McCartney, and it's a treat to have them assembled into a single volume. . . . Both unique and revealing, this book is a must have for McCartney fans."
The long-awaited paperback edition of the hardcover bestseller, Paul McCartney: I Saw Him Standing There offers more than 200 exclusive photographs of the artist, onstage and off, from 1976 to 2000. All of the photos are by Jorie Gracen, who has had exceptional access to McCartney over the course of more than 24 years. Culled from Gracen's vast archive of thousands of McCartney photos taken during tours, record signings, private parties, press conferences, backstage moments, soundchecks, award ceremonies, and personal encounters, the images capture the many faces of the subject--the musician, devoted husband, proud father, environmentalist, animal rights activist, and idol.
Paul McCartney offers a glimpse into the private persona of one of the world's greatest musician-singer-songwriters of our time.
Jorie B. Gracen, a full-time professional photographer since 1977, specializes in entertainment, editorial, and public relations photography. Her celebrity photos have been seen in such publications as People, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Teen Beat, Town & Country, TV Guide, Us Weekly, Parade Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Goldmine, Miami Herald, and the Chicago Sun-Times. In addition, Gracen's work has been shown on Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment Television, VH1 Behind the Music, and Headliners and Legends with Matt Lauer, and one of her best-known works appears on Paul McCartney's Tripping the Live Fantastic album, released in 1990. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.