Julian Lennon has recreated his father John's iconic image in the promo for classic track Imagine by posing for photographs at a white grand piano.

The musician/artist invited his close pal, British socialite Tamara Beckwith, and a snapper inside his holiday home in the south of France for a feature in Hello! magazine.

He was photographed cooking in his kitchen, relaxing on the sun-drenched terrace, and playing his guitar in the mansion's studio, but the most striking pictures came when the shoot moved to his bedroom and he conjured up an eerie image of his famous dad.

The all-white bedroom contains a baby grand piano similar to the larger version featured in the video for The Beatles star's iconic 1971 solo hit, and Julian was snapped playing the instrument for the feature.

Beckwith says, "When we photographed him here we all took on a very calm and almost Zen-like mood as Julian tinkled the ivories (sic). We felt honoured to have been allowed into the room."

The white piano is not the only reference to his famous father's past at the 14th Century home on the French Riviera - Julian also has the bass drum from the cover of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album and a Hofner 'violin' bass similar to the guitar played by Sir Paul MCCartney.

John Lennon was assassinated outside his home in New York City in December, 1980.