Nancy Roberts – Sun Kissed on The Steps (1959)

Nancy Roberts on the steps of a building in the grounds of Sheplegh Court, Devon from a scan of a photographic glass plate. Another from the set of Nancy in the grounds of Sheplegh Court in 1959, when she was a mere 20 years old and taken by Leslie Bainbridge, editor of H&E (Health & Efficiency) magazine. A beautiful shot of a sun kissed Nancy laying on those steps in just a hat 🙂

Elaine Desmond – A Saucy Seaweed View (1964)

Elaine Desmond posing on some rocks on Bedruthan beach in nothing more than her pigtails. This shot appears in Kamera Special No.4 (1964) with Elaine looking rather coy as she balances precariously on that seaweed cover rock!

Marie Deveraux – Sun & Sandcastles! (Original)

The stunning and sandy Marie Deveraux by Harrison Marks posing on a beach on location in and around the Isles of Scilly. Taken in 1958 during a visit to the islands, there are many similar shots of Marie posing on the beach that were published in ‘Kamera on Location’. This shot didn’t seem to make the cut, but comes from a scan of the original negative taken at the time and worth of any publication. Another beach beauty 🙂

Terry At The Beach by Terry! (Original)

Sonia Mitchell better known as Terry Graham posing on a beach for Terry Sparks. The beach in question was down in Bournemouth and the date according to Terry was May 1969. I published a small set of these shots a while back that Terry sent over from an old SVHS tape, but now I have a set of 11 contact sheets with over 130 shots of Sonia at various locations around Bournemouth and some at the flat in Notting Hill and all fabulous quality such as this shot.

Looking at this shot of Sonia kneeling topless like that on the beach I long for some warmer days, roll on the summer I say!

Thirsty Work in Rhodes! (1971)

Marianne Morris (Vicki Pascale), Venetia Day and Dinah Challen (Linda Rome) by Terry Sparks taken on a beach in Rhodes in 1971. A fab shot of all three as they lay out naked on the sea edge enjoying the sun. I’m not sure if Dinah is looking at the camera or eyeing up one of those cold bottles of Coke, as I’m sure it was hot thirsty work laying there like that! One also assumes the single bottle of beer was for Terry?

I now have many more shots of these three taken by Terry in Rhodes, thanks to a fabulous collection of original contact sheets I’ve acquired of Terry’s work, of which there is plenty more to come!