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Unseen Sir Paul McCartney photos found in loft published

Paul and Linda McCartney Image copyright Clive Arrowsmith
Image caption The 1993 photo of the McCartneys captured "Paul and Linda's closeness", Arrowsmith said

Previously unseen pictures of Sir Paul McCartney, which were found in the loft of a photographer, have been published for the first time.

The shots, taken during a session in 1993, show Sir Paul with his first wife Linda and their touring band.

They were found by London-based photographer Clive Arrowsmith, who said the "naturalness of the pictures that is the key to their success".

They appear in the April edition of The Royal Photographic Society Journal.

Image copyright Clive Arrowsmith
Image caption The images were taken for Sir Paul's 1993 album Off The Ground

All three images - of Sir Paul bungee jumping with his guitar, him with Linda, and the pair with their band in fancy dress - were taken in 1993 for his album, Off The Ground, five years before Linda died of breast cancer.

The photographer said they captured "the seminal moments of the shoot when it all came together".

Arrowsmith, who has also photographed the likes of fellow Beatle George Harrison and Sir Michael Caine, added that the images showed "the fun we were all having, plus Paul and Linda's closeness".

Image copyright Clive Arrowsmith
Image caption The band image captured "the seminal moments of the shoot when it all came together", the photographer said

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