Sylvana Manto By Philip Gotlop (Original)

Another shot from the collection of original Philip Gotlop prints sent over by Paul from Firebird Records, but this time the model is recognisable, especially if you follow this site. The model so beautifully highlighted by the light and shadows is non other than Sylvana Manto (Madelaine Bannister). A stunning shot of her by Philip and I do wonder why his early glamour work has gone mostly unnoticed or avoided rather than his more popular work? Maybe as he became more popular he didn’t want to be associated with this side of his photography, but we all have to start somewhere!


Note: This is an original image and subject to this copyright notice

Figure Photography by Philip Gotlop (1950’s)

Thanks to Paul from Firebird London I have a growing collection of nude studies by Philip Gotlop. British photographer Philip Gotlop started writing photography manuals in the 1940’s and 50’s. His titles included professional manuals, practical guides and studies on nude photography and the female figure. But it his work later in his career he is probably more well known for, as in the 1960’s his lens was more often pointed at the era’s entertainers, such as The Beatles, Cilla Black, Cliff Richard, Neil Sedaka, Johnny Cash, The Moody Blues, The Kinks, David Essex, Liberace and TV personalities such as David Frost and many others.

This collection is of over 250 prints of Gotlop’s nude studies  and vary in size from 8½”x 6½” up to 10″x 8″ or larger. Many of the models are unknown, but all are shot in very classical nude poses, with the odd unconventional shot! I thought i’d share a few here to as they are very classical and see if people enjoy them?


Note: This is an original image and subject to this copyright notice

Sunny Days Ahead! (Original)

Well let’s hope the sun arrives soon, as could do with a few more views like this! An unknown model posing with a colourful umbrella from a restored 1950’s Kodachrome colour slide. Fabulous colours and clarity from such an old slide.


Note: This image is from an original negative and subject to this copyright notice.

Tan Lines, Tits & Bush!

It’s throwback Saturday and a few images from my collection I wouldn’t normally publish, but I like them anyway! I love how the tan lines show off the small perky tits and lush bush of this model and such a great smile, if you look up that far 🙂