Another shot of Helga Berk/Berkmann by Harrison Marks from one of my original negatives posing on a bed in one of GHM’s bedrooms in his flat. A great pose and a great nude shot of Helga showing off her slender body and more of her hairy pussy. So H could be for Helga, Harrison or hairy, take your pick!
Many of you that follow this site may know that before it existed here I used to post and share my content over on Tumblr. My first site Daysgonebyporn was inspired there before I moved to a version of Kamera Club on Tumblr and eventually to here. I now post all my content here as a primary site, but share with other followers on both Tumblr and Twitter.
Well in it’s wisdom Tumblr have decided to enforce a no adult content policy on everyone, which includes literally all my posts! Don’t get me wrong I’m all for protecting minors against this type of content, even vintage glamour such as mine, but there are ways to do this including us as adults taking responsibility for what our children do and view online.
What annoys me more is that the pseudo morality stance these big companies are now taking. Especially when the very content they are now all banning is the very content that got them where they are now! But even more annoying is the 7 years of my content gone and what next? Service providers banning hosting of sites such as mine, where will it end?
Anyway, goodbye Tumblr it was a blast while it lasted, but I live on here 🙂
I have had several sets of original negatives of this beauty in my collection for a while now, but never posted her, as she was down as an unknown to me. This shot comes from a set of 35mm negatives taken in the studio by an amateur photographer, but I also have a set of her taken by Harrison Marks on the bedroom set in pigtails.
Well now thanks to a happy coincidence I’ve been able to name her and several other unknown models. Last week Paul from Firebird Records sent over a dozen pages of original studio leaflets containing details of the studio’s, the facilities and a list of models on their books and how amateur photographers could book them and how much it would cost. More of that in another post, but amongst the models listed was Gina Baker and upon searching the name it came up with images of the model above. The different model lists have Gina down as 5’0″ tall with long brown hair and her vital statistics of 35.23.35 and you could book her for the princely sum of £2/2/- per hour in the studio, bargain! At a guess I’d say this shot may well have been from one of those amateur sessions 🙂
Well it’s time for the 2018 Kamera Club Xmas Advent Calendar. On the run up to Christmas links will appear below each letter as we get closer to Christmas, with each letter linking to a new image of a model or subject starting with that letter. Clicking the active link below the letter opens up the surprise 🙂
Normal posts will continue to appear below this post – Enjoy!
Well it is December and time for the ramp up of all things Christmas related, unless you are one of those sad individuals that’s already had their Xmas decorations up for weeks! A slow ramp up here with the odd related image such as this beauty. An unknown model posing with Santa mask and a rather large candy cane from the 1950’s and I wouldn’t mind finding her under my tree Christmas morning!
I’ve been preparing for the coming month and of course Christmas and realized that this will be the fifth year I’ve done a Kamera Club Christmas Card and the fourth year of doing the advent calendar. Below are the previous years cards and calendars with 2016 being my favourite card to date, with Dawn Grayson on it of course!
The calendars are always fun to do, if a little time consuming, but both are ready for another year with the 2018 Kamera Club Advent Calendar due to start next week 🙂
The Jimi Hendrix Album ‘Electric Ladyland’ is 50 years old this year and one of it’s controversial and banned covers back then featured a bevvy of naked beauties posing on a black background. Several years ago I got asked if I could identify any of the models and back then my knowledge was lacking, but now I’ve been asked again and on revisiting the cover I realize that I can now name several of the models and recognize several more.
Back then the cover photographer, David Montgomery, said he found the girls in The Speakeasy nightclub in London, which may be true. But I know those I’ve identified were also well known glamour models appearing in many of the magazines back then and worked for the likes of Harrison Marks and Russell Gay. I’ve numbered the models I can now identify and the list is below, plus a few I recognize and have images of but have no name.
The two blondes front left also look familiar, but can’t put a name to the lovely faces. Anyone recognize any other models?
One of the models named Reine Sutcliffe was interviewed in Melody Maker in 1968. “It makes us look like a load of old tarts. It’s rotten. Everyone looked great, but the picture made us look old and tired. We were trying to look too sexy, but it didn’t work out.”
Thanks to Les for contacting me and asking to look at it again 🙂