Believe it or not, not all of my collection are nudes or glamour related. I also have a large collection of ‘normal’ shots of my favourite models posing for standard profile shots or just dressed!
Dawn Grayson is one such model I just collect everything of her, nude or not. This black and white shot of Dawn (Kay Kirkham) is one such stunning example. This is a scan of an original 35mm negative from a seller over in the US and hasn’t been cropped in any way, but clearly shows the sculpted beauty of Dawn’s face framed by her naturally wavy auburn hair. I have several from this set and all are close-up profile shots and all show off Dawn’s beauty.
An unusual black and white shot of Dawn Grayson (Kay Kirkham), in that it’s of her face only. This is a scan of an original 35mm negative from a seller over in the US and hasn’t been cropped in any way, but clearly shows the sculpted beauty of Dawn’s face. With her hair pinned up it’s a beautiful portrait, enhanced by the thick black eye make-up and perfect lines of her lips and brows. Sometimes it’s not always about a nude body such as this shot, but having seen one other shot from this set that I missed out on, I know she was nude from the neck down 🙂
Note: This is an image from an original negative and subject to this copyright notice, but can be individually shared as long as the image remains unaltered and this website is acknowledged as the source.
I originally published a version of this image under the title ‘Shattered Glass’ in June 2013 when I came across the image of Dawn and it was instantly a favourite. Well now I’ve found where it came from and have an original copy, as above. It was originally published in ‘Ed Alexander Photographs English Beauties’ on page 84, where he describes expressions of the face can change the mood of a photograph.
Incidentally I prefer this version to the first I found, as it looks better in black and white and Dawn looks good with a beauty spot!