Interview Photographer and Writer Mary McCartney
Her talents and tastes don’t end there. When she’s not creating photography books, renowned vegetarian and vegan food writer McCartney shares her flair for meat-free cooking through her cookbooks and Emmy-nominated cooking show, ‘Mary McCartney Serves It Up’. Its latest and third series on Discovery+ and Amazon Prime is available now.
THE WICK: Who is your ultimate Monday muse?
Mary McCartney: That would have to be my beautifully natural and artistic mother, Linda. I lost her a long time ago, but each day I can visualise her vibrant smile and remember our inspiring conversations. She gave me advice when I became a photographer and my first camera to set me on my journey.
TW: What form does your typical Monday take?
MM: To kick start my Monday requires a walk in the park with my dog. London has some of the most incredible parks in the world. I just wander, taking in the nature that always makes me feel better.
TW: Where do you find your inspiration?
MM: I find inspiration from observing. I love captured moments, and the people around me. It can be something simple and unexpected that creates an emotional feeling within me in some way.
TW: You grew up in a creative household, how do you think it informs your practice?
MM: We would spend a lot of time in Scotland in quite a remote area. That gave me a lot of time to wander in nature and create my own entertainment with my surroundings and imagination. I remain curious of the world around me.