That’s Not The Alps, Terry! (Original)

After commenting yesterday that I was running out of snow shots for the festive season up popped this shot in my inbox from Terry, with the following note:
‘Looking at the site today I see that you say you are running out of snow pictures. I thought you may like the attached shot of me working with a French girl called Marieange, in the snow at Walden Manor. The quality is not great, it’s from a print given to me by Jim Clark (owner of Walden Manor) who took it. This was my first shoot with this girl and I also had a session with her and Rena Brown working together behind closed doors in a Boutique in Camden Town.’
Fantastic candid shot of Terry himself at work, although I’m not sure about the white winter coat and the poor girl must have been frozen like that! I’d love to see some of the Rena Brown shots as have so few of her for the site, but a big thanks to Terry for this great shot and always worth sharing.

It’s a Good Life, Margo! (Original)

Sometimes when you see an image you just have to post it and this is one of those shots! This wonderfully posed shot of Cindy Neal popped into my inbox last night from Terry and I love it and the little story attached, which will make the title of this post clearer 🙂
One of Terry’s original transparencies, he worked with Cindy several times and also used her flat as a location. It was situated off Regents Park and decorated in a slightly Eastern style, which was useful as it was just up the road from Terry’s studio in Great Portland Street. Another bit of useless information, her real name was Margo, but Terry never did find out about her surname.
So there you go Cindy was a Margo, which makes me laugh as I always associate the name Margo with Penelope Keith from the TV series ‘The Good Life’, hence the subtle title to the post! Enjoy the shot of Cindy/Margo and thanks Terry for a fantastic little shot.

A Hampshire Rose (1967)

A perky little shot of Britt Hampshire sent through by Terry from the 1967 Hall & Hall Calendar. Beautiful outdoors shot and as Terry says Britt came from Fleet in Hampshire hence the adopted surname. So another model and another adopted Pseudonym.

Ann Walker by Terry Sparks, Part 2 (Original)

The second of two simple but stunning shots of Ann Walker taken in 1964 by Terry Sparks and a companion to this first shotI find it amazing that Terry had access to Ann and all the other models I post on this blog, so asked him the simple question, so who have you photographed? His answer below is a list of who’s who from this site and an impressive list of models.

‘You were asking which of the girls on your model listing I had worked with, so I have named them below. I have a few memories of most of them, but I won’t elaborate at the moment. One girl I worked with was Bridget Leonard. She was Russell Gay’s live in girl friend and ran the office in Oxford Street for him, which was the mail order outlet for Venus Films. Venus Films was the company he set up to market the black and white 8mm glamour films that we produced. They split up around late 1967 early 1968 if I remember correctly.
Ann Walker, Bridget Leonard, Britt Hampshire, Caroline Coon, Caron Gardner, Cindy Neal, Cleo Simmons, Danielle Denise, Geri Brown, Gillian Evans, Gloria Lomax, Julie Collins, Lena Ellis, Lee Southern, Maria Frost, Maya Zell, Nicky Stevens, Nicole Yerner, Pam Arnold, Patsy French, Penny Winters, Rena Brown, Teri Martine, Terry Graham, Terry Peters, Tina McGowan, Toni Burnett.

There were others that I met or knew but did not photograph like Jutka Gotz, Margaret Nolan, Eve Eden and of course June Palmer who I dealt with when she was running her model agency.’
A pretty impressive list and thanks to Terry for sharing and I must ask him about some of the lesser known models on that list as I have very little to post on some of them!

Vicky Ashley – Paddling Pool Pose (Original)

Never has a kids yellow paddling pool looked so inviting as in this shot! The second shot of Vicky Ashley taken by Terry Sparks in the grounds of Ewhurst manor in 1969 (10th June). A wonderfully composed shot by Terry of Vicky, with the wet yellow blouse working very well with the yellow of the pool. Only one more shot of Vicky by Terry left to go at Ewhurst, which is a shame as I’m really enjoying these shots of Vicky, especially this one.
Thanks again to Terry who continues to provide some shots of his fantastic work with the models, along with great narrative about his time shooting all these lovely ladies. He’s now sent me a list of all the models he worked with and wow he had a hard job and I look forward to hearing more about his time back then, as it’s always appreciated.