Separados al nacer
by Albano Garcia
(Separados al nacer—the title is a Spanish expression meaning "separated at birth.")
On the right, Paul McCartney with his just-born daughter Mary, photographed by his wife—and the mother of the baby—photographer Linda Eastman, in 1970, for the back cover of Paul's first solo album, McCartney. On the left, the poor, confused Tom Cruise and his wife Katie, with their baby, Suri.
The photographer? No less than Annie Leibovitz, without doubt an addict to hommages. Or maybe she understands better than anyone that we're in the postmodern era and it's impossible to be original? Anyway, she recognizes the link; in an interview she says McCartney's photo is "one of my favorite pictures of a father holding a baby." In the meantime, I can add she spent two weeks with the Cruise family for the Vanity Fair shooting. Poor little baby....
Posted by: ALBANO GARCIA