May Pang was born in 1950, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, she grew up in New York’s Spanish Harlem. May is best known for her 18 month relationship with John Lennon, often referred to as ‘The Lost Weekend’ and her subsequent marriage to music producer, Tony Visconti. May is also a successful photographer, author and jewellery designer with her work represented around the world. Her intimate and truthful portraits of John Lennon during their time together are of significant importance, with rare images of John and his first son Julian. In addition to working for Apple Records and Lennon, May also worked in music publishing / A&R for Island Records and United Artists. In 2010 May launched her own line of feng shui jewellery and subsequently the Linda Mai collection, an exquisite range inspired by her Mother’s extraordinary dress sense, crafted entirely from vintage Swarovski crystals.
There were times I was a bit reticent in taking out my camera, like when someMay Pang - Instamatic Karma
‘old friends’ stopped by to hang out. I didn’t want to intrude on
these moments, but John insisted