Ava Bennett From Behind (Original)

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?

June on Glass – Box 1, Plate No.13 (Original)

After my post yesterday about Leslie Bainbridge I thought it was about time I dug out another shot from this set. The 9th glass photographic plate of June Palmer taken by Leslie Bainbridge in the studio (12th August, 1960).

This shot has June laying against some pillows, one knee raised as she rests an arm on the knee. A beautiful view of June’s young full figure as she looks at the camera and casting a shadow behind her. Unfortunately there is a shadow on the left hand side and in other shots I wasn’t sure if that was in the studio at the time or on the glass plate itself. This shot seems to show that it was a shadow in the studio as it curves in the bottom left of the shot.

So a two for one in this shot, another Leslie Bainbridge shot and of the fabulous June Palmer, prefect! The new gallery for photos by Leslie Bainbridge should be up and running at some point today and will again be broken down by models as with Terry Sparks and Howard Roark where I have enough photos of each model 🙂

Rosemary’s View! (Original)

A wonderful rear view of the smooth curves of Rosemary de Canonville by Leslie Bainbridge as she kneels on a sofa. This comes from a set of images of Rosemary along with a dozen more models all taken by Bainbridge including Jackie Rigby, Vicky Ashley, Clare Dobson and others, plus a few unknowns. These type of shots usually ended up in the pages of Health & Efficiency (H&E) and Girl Illustrated, but can’t recall seeing Rosemary, but I may have missed her?

I have in excess of over 500 images of these lovely ladies by Bainbridge, so may have to have another section dedicated to the ladies of H&E?

Smooth & Slender Curves (Original)

An original shot of an unknown model taken by Harrison Marks in the studio showing off her fabulous body. I love the smoothness of her body and the way the light reflects off it showing all the bumps and curves of her slender body. At first I thought this was Marina Jones, but I’m not so sure as she tended to have a natural pussy rather than the shaven look here, plus there is a model that looks very similar to her in body shape and tits size, so think this is her?

Dawn & Gloria – A Real Dynamic Duo! (Original)

I love it when I come across a set of photos in my collection and realize they feature two of my favourite 1960’s models! I’ve been working through a huge collection of contact sheets and original prints I’ve bought over the last few months and there sitting amongst them was a set of shots of Dawn Grayson and Gloria Lomax together. How did I miss that! Anyway it’s a set of 12 shots of Gloria and Dawn posing on a black set in various poses with a plant stand and flowers between them. You can just see it behind them in this shot. Both girls are in all shots and look fabulous as they strike different poses.

As I’ve mentioned before Gloria and Dawn were friends and traveled together for assignments. I’ve published a few of them working together before here, but it’s a nice surprise to find I have an original set of them hiding in my collection. No idea if these ended up being published or who took the shots, but what a dynamic duo 🙂