One of the lead singers of The Beatles, and the legendary late musician John Lennon’s official and verified Instagram page posted a bunch of rare and special photos of Yoko Ono and John himself.

As you will read the description below, John stated that he took around 800 photos to get these frames.

Here is the description of the photos:

“SHINOYAMA, 1980⠀
Photographer Kishin Shinoyama: ‘It was just a two-day photo shoot and probably took seven or eight hours altogether. I took around 800 photos. ⠀

It’s not like there’s any special way I try to photograph a certain situation. I share time with people, we build up intensity, and I am able to get some good pictures. I think that photography should capture a moment at the end of every second, so to speak. Every moment ends instantly, it becomes the past, you know? ⠀

Photography is one of the tools you can use to record a moment. For any type of work, I’ve never changed my approach. I take photos of everything I see, without letting anything pass by. ⠀

Yoko suddenly said, “Let’s take a cover photo!” So we went to Central Park. ⠀

At the time, I had never imagined that John would die so soon. But that makes these photos precious ones. John and Yoko were doing creative work, working on recording the album together after a long time away from making music. They had been raising their son Sean, loving each other and living their happy life together. I believe that I took these photos at their happiest moment. I’m very glad that I was there to take photos. It is not a matter of technique, only that I was so fortunate to be a witness at the best time in their lives.’⠀

Photographs by Kishin Shinoyama from the Taschen book, ‘John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Double Fantasy’.⠀
The Dakota, Central Park, Café La Fortuna, and The Hit Factory, New York, 15 & 18 September 1980.⠀

#onthisday #kishinshinoyama #taschen #shinoyama #doublefantasy”

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SHINOYAMA, 1980⠀ Photographer Kishin Shinoyama: 'It was just a two-day photo shoot and probably took seven or eight hours altogether. I took around 800 photos. ⠀ ⠀ It’s not like there’s any special way I try to photograph a certain situation. I share time with people, we build up intensity, and I am able to get some good pictures. I think that photography should capture a moment at the end of every second, so to speak. Every moment ends instantly, it becomes the past, you know? ⠀ ⠀ Photography is one of the tools you can use to record a moment. For any type of work, I’ve never changed my approach. I take photos of everything I see, without letting anything pass by. ⠀ ⠀ Yoko suddenly said, "Let's take a cover photo!" So we went to Central Park. ⠀ ⠀ At the time, I had never imagined that John would die so soon. But that makes these photos precious ones. John and Yoko were doing creative work, working on recording the album together after a long time away from making music. They had been raising their son Sean, loving each other and living their happy life together. I believe that I took these photos at their happiest moment. I’m very glad that I was there to take the photos. It is not a matter of technique, only that I was so fortunate to be a witness at the best time in their lives.'⠀ ⠀ Photographs by Kishin Shinoyama from the Taschen book, 'John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Double Fantasy'.⠀ The Dakota, Central Park, Café La Fortuna and The Hit Factory, New York, 15 & 18 September 1980.⠀ ⠀ #onthisday #kishinshinoyama #taschen #shinoyama #doublefantasy

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