Yet another fantastic shot of a young June Palmer posing nude for Leslie Bainbridge in the studio in 1960, using photographic glass plates. Thanks to John W for this full set of original images.
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I came across this shot over on Tumblr posted by Magoothings and had never seen this shot of June before. The shot taken in a garden location features not only a young June, but also Nancy Roberts (stood) and Maureen Frawley
a third unknown model. I never knew June had posed with Nancy, but it would make sense that their paths must have crossed at some point and this is one of those occasions. At a guess I think this location may be somewhere like Sheplegh Court around 1960, with the photographer being Leslie Bainbridge? Only because both June and Nancy posed for Leslie early in their careers, but I may be completely wrong.
It’s still a great photo of June and friends and when I asked about it’s original, Magoothings said he’d seen a copy of this shot on eBay Germany, but I could find it to see if there were any others. Thanks to Magoothings for letting me share this great image, plus another of Nancy over on Kamera Club, and if anyone can shed any light on this image or the third model, please do let me know?
Edit: Thanks to Portland, who has identified the third model as Maureen Frawley 🙂
I love this set of Rita Landre (Pam Green) on the Alley Set, which appear in Kamera No.23 (1960) and I particularly like the top shot! Wearing just her fur shawl and stockings stood against the Parisian posters, she looks like a very high class lady of the night, waiting for her next gentleman visitor. You can see all of the shots from this set I have so far, including a stunning colour shot here.
Kay Fitzsimmonds sharing a familiar bed with a large stuffed bear! I didn’t notice the bear in the shot until I started editing it, but then who would be looking for it when Kay is centre of attention. A great shot of Kay from Kamera No.27 P25 (1960) posing on a well used bed with familiar striped bedding, so either GHM only had one set of bedding or the bed was only used occasion for shots like this.
The cover of Kamera No.36 (1960) featuring one of my big busted favourites, Erica. This comes from a scan of my own copy from my growing collection of Kamera magazines and needed very little doing to it, apart from a tweak to the colours, as this copy is in near perfect condition for it’s age, with the cover only slightly faded.
Another shot of Lee Southern/Sothern (Grace Jackson) taken on a photographic glass plate in 1960. The location of this one seems to be in the grounds of Sheplegh Court in Devon, as I have other shots of her showing more of the grounds. This set has Lee posing in a more natural state as we get a clear view of her thick dark bush in this shot as she poses out and about. I also love the matching leopardskin scarf and shawl that doubles up as a rug for her to pose on!
A stunning view in more than one way of Jean Spaul (Sporle) and Pamela Green. Taken by Harrison Marks on the balcony of the apartment he owned with Pam down in Hampstead and obviously a good position for a spot of nude sunbathing! The original cropped version of Pam and Jean together on this balcony was published in Kamera No.27 P27 (1960) and also features several other shots of the two, in and around the grounds of the apartment.
Thanks to Simon for sending through this scan of this original negative. Interestingly the actual negative, along with others that Simon has sent through has blue marking or pen added over the pubic regions. One assumes this may have been added as part of the developing process to hide sensitive bits when printed for publication? Anyone heard of this before, as it’s the first I’ve seen or heard about it. Thankfully modern scanners can be adapted to remove the blue colour, so we get to see Jean and Pam in all their fully glory, or at least a peak at it!
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The sixth shot from the set of images taken of June in the studio on glass photographic plates (12th August, 1960). This wonderful shot shows June sat striking a pose very similar to the ‘Vogue’ shot by Madonna, but with even less clothes on! Another very clean, crisp uncensored shot of June and I never tire of this set of images of her, with more still to come.