Julian Lennon: Singer and Now Photographer

By David Chiu
|  Sunday, Sep 19, 2010  |  Updated 2:45 AM CDT
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono and Julian Lennon attend the 'Timeless' photography exhibition opening party at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on September 16, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage)

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To many, Julian Lennon is best known as the son of John Lennon and a singer in his own right. Now you can add the title “photographer” to his credits.

Lennon, 47, attended the Sept. 16 opening of his own show, “Timeless: The Photography of Julian Lennon” at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City. Also there at the show were his mother Cynthia Lennon, Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Patti Boyd, the former wife of George Harrison.

Julian told Rolling Stone that he took a more active interest in photography after going on the road with Sean for the latter’s tour of Eastern Europe. “I surprised him on the road,” he said. “I literally turned up at a gig.”

In addition to landscapes, Lennon also photographed celebrities such as Kate Hudson and U2, who asked Lennon to take some pictures while the band was staying at Lennon’s home in France. "To a degree, it’s a side of the boys that hasn’t been seen before … I just didn’t want to get in the way," said Lennon. "The moment I thought there was any heavy air, I would clear out."

Lennon made a name for himself in 1984 with his debut album “Valotte,” which had hits in the title track and "Too Late for Goodbye." He told Rolling Stone that he has a new album already finished—his first one in over 10 years--that may be released in the spring.

Selected Reading: Rolling Stone

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