I just can’t resist anything I come across featuring Sylvia Bayo, so this was a real delight! 10 pages of some fabulous shots of Sylvia in a UK publication from June 1970 called Domino Vol.1 No.1. The full magazine is full of ebony models from around the world, but the stand out pages for me are obviously these ones. Some of these shots are new to me and some are from the same set that appeared in Mayfair Magazine Vol. 5 No.1 (January 1970). What I would say though is that these seem to be taken by Terry Sparks as I have several original images of Sylvia by Terry in this location.
A big thank you must go to Spruce over on VEF for a full scan of this fabulous magazine, including a set of images of another favourite of mine Nicole Isimat by Serge Jaques. A great magazine and a great set of scans that needed very little doing to them 🙂
Another shot from the Terry Sparks archive this time the returning Alex Kershaw taken in June 1975. Another of the many models that posed for Terry that seemed to prefer a wig rather than her natural hair.
This time a rather cheeky rear view of her nice rounded bottom, as she looks at the camera in the reflection of the mirror. A perfect rear view!
Lee Southern (Sothern) cooling off in the sea on the cover of Health & Efficiency (June 1967). Nothing risqué about this cover, but Lee looks sexy and cool at the same time in her blue bikini as she takes a splash in the sea. Taken at a beach close to Sheplegh Court in Devon, which was a popular haunt of editor Leslie Bainbridge.
I just love these double page spreads of Lesley Cooper from Escort Vol.1 No.6 (June 1981). The first shot is the wrap round cover of the magazine and the second the centre page spread, so to speak! Obviously there was a limit on how far you could go in the likes of Escort, but Lesley did the harder stuff as well and can be seen here from Whitehouse showing much more!
Two shots of June Palmer on different magazine covers from the same photo shoot, but wearing different hats! The first is from Practical Photography (June 1966) and the second from the US publication Man Junior (November 1967). In both June is wearing a two piece white swimming costume and posing with a tulip in front of a 1950’s bull fighting poster, but wearing different hats.
The shoot obviously had a Spanish theme to it with the poster in the background and the two types of hats she is wearing, a Sombrero cordobés the smaller black hat and the more well known larger Sombrero. I prefer the first cover as it is just a standard photo of June, whereas the Man Junior cover looks to be lower quality giving it an almost painting feel to it.
Thanks to both John W and Paul from Firebird Records for the two different covers of June