Julian Lennon: I am a camera

While most of today’s holiday travelers are feeling the strain, Julian Lennon welcomes it. TSA patdowns, be darned.

The 47-year-old musician — and son of late Beatles legend John Lennon — loves to fly. It inspired his latest career venture, photography. “I don’t really sleep a lot on planes,” explains Lennon, who will be exhibiting his collection of works during Art Basel. “While everyone is slumbering away, I tend to sit and stare out the window at the beauty and the wonder of the world.” It’s the native Liverpoolian’s way of de-stressing. “I really found those moments Zen-like, when I just float away,” he says, sounding just like his famous father. “I see an incredible amount of beauty up there. And these days, with 24-hour chaos, it’s a rarity that you actually find a few hours of peace and quiet.”

His work is also getting him back to Miami after a nearly 20-year hiatus. “I’ve heard it’s changed a little bit,” he chuckles. “I’m just as intrigued as anybody else to see what’s going on at Art Basel. I need a tour guide!”


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