A Cuddle From The Boss! (Original)

A different shot from an original negative, showing a semi informal shot of Harrison Marks himself posing with Monique Devereux in the late 1960’s. Taken on a sunny day in the grounds of either Ewhurst or Walden (at a guess) it shows GHM giving scantily clad and topless Monique a cuddle for the camera. I’d say a rare shot of GHM in front of the camera, but there seems to be plenty of informal shots around of him with the models taken by his team, and there was always such a photo at the beginning of most editions of Kamera and Solo.  A great shot of him regardless and he has a big grin on his face, but wouldn’t you with your arms wrapped around Monqiue dressed like that!

The camera you can see to his side is an Arriflex cine camera, probably 16mm with extendible hood, so obviously shooting one of the many glamour films he did with Monique.


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  1. Strong suggestion here Monique was one of those who wouldn’t pose until, in someone’s immortal words “They hadn’t been given a good seeing to” ?
    Only a suggestion, mind !

  2. Well, oddly, I got completely the opposite vibe from the picture. Monique is leaning away from HM, head away, she’s holding his arm in a “that’s quite far enough thanks”. In spite of the smile she to me doesn’t actually look as if she’s enjoying the moment much.

    Well, that’s my opinion anyway.

    • Who knows! I do know that GHM had closer relationships (wink, wink, nudge, nudge!) with some of his models, but Monique isn’t one that I know much about.

  3. From what I’ve read GHM was always well liked by his models, and Monique looks quite relaxed to me. Just looks like a friendly hug during a shoot.

  4. man with his shirt off! whatever next!

  5. amazingly interesting days back then the late 60’s early 70’s flower power / Carnaby street. The music the times it must have been a great time to be there in Swinging Londinium : )

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