A new solo image of Venetia Day by Terry Sparks. This time a full frontal shot of her as she poses thigh deep in the sea off Rhodes, with the sun glistening off her wet body and a hint in the shadows of her dark thick bush! A scan from one of 3 sets of contact sheets of Venetia I’ve recently acquired, so I now have plenty more to come.
It seems fitting to do a post of Venetia today as it is Black Friday (boom boom!) Not quite what they meant or very politically correct, but then I prefer my Black Friday to the madness out there!
A stunning shot of June Palmer posing nude and oiled on the rocks! Taken by Arthur Howell in some sunny location on holiday with June looking like she’s tempted to take a dip in the sea to cool off. I know I need cooling off after seeing this view of June 🙂
Gill Evans having a quick dip in a rock pool down at the beach in 1966. Taken by Harrison Marks in the summer of 1966 on his two week trip with his models to Bedruthan in Cornwall for images that would later to appear in Kamera on Location 66 and several Solo editions featuring his popular models. Gill was a model from the second week of the trip and seemed to enjoy being in the water, or so it seems as she is photographed in the sea, rock pools and a river in various shots throughout Kamera on Location 66.
Gill had a cracking figure as shown in this side profile shot and incidentally this is from one of my first negative purchases and scans from a few years ago.
Carrying on with the summer feeling with a favourite model from the 1980’s in the form of Karen Mifflin cooling off at the sea edge. It seems Karen had a propensity for sunny locations or getting wet as a model, as nearly all the shots I have of her involve her doing one or both, such as this shot.
Not that I’m complaining as this olive skinned beauty suns her fabulous body and dark lush bush, but that sand is going to be a bugger to get out that hair 😉
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.