Avra Bennett perfectly exposed from the rear in the studio by Harrison Marks. This version comes directly from the negative and was one of the first actual negatives I purchased. A similar front shot was also published in Kamera No.37 (1961) but not sure where this shot was published, if anywhere?
Avra Bennett perfectly exposed in the studio by Harrison Marks. This uncensored version comes directly from the negative, but it was also published in Kamera No.37 P9 (1961) in it’s slightly censored version, not that you could tell as you can hardly see anything controversial in this shot!
The photo published in Kamera was also one of the pages that also included the camera and lighting settings for the shot, because let’s not forget Kamera was a study of photography through the female form and we all wanted to know the camera and light settings, didn’t we! So for all those that want to know, the details were Camera: Hasselblad, Exposure: 30th at f11, 4000 watts tungsten light on Weston 64 speed film. As I said a perfectly exposed shot of Arva, but I tend to focus on the less technical side of things, as I’m a much more of a visual person 😉
The title is a reference to the nursery rhyme “Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross”, which also happens to be my home town. The full rhyme (should you care) is:
Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
And she shall have music wherever she goes.