Bob Gruen and Jody Denberg
Bob Gruen has photographs from across the time Yoko Ono and John Lennon were bed-dwelling activists, through the birth of their son Sean and on to the present day. He charged Jody Denberg with the responsibility of matching choice quotes from Yoko and creating contextualising captions. They made the book See Hear Yoko and presented it to her as an 80th Birthday gift; a single volume.
Yoko loved it so much she asked for it to be made publicly available – so here is the result, a lovely photo book that tells the story of Yoko as artist, musician, wife, mother, widow, mother, artist, musician…in something very close to that order.
Her love for John, for her son Sean – that’s obvious. It’s certainly here in these photos. Her passion for art, her sense of style, her fashion, and – as with most photo books of this nature – there’s a nice blend of the candid and posed.
A wonderful celebration of a unique artist.