Rita Van Ryan

Rita Van Ryan by Russell Gay (1967).  I saw this on an auction site and can’t say I’ve come across her before or even if the photo was by Russell Gay, but a wonderful image all the same.  Nice to see the curves of an Ebony babe from the 1960’s as they were far from common back then, but equally as appealing.

Anyone come across her before or seen any other images?

Big Hair, Nice Bush, But Who Is She?

I’ve seen this model in other GHM publications before, but as of yet I’ve not been unable to identify this model with the big hair and big bush!  For reference this shot comes from the GHM publication Nature’s Intention Vol.1 No.1 ‘A Series of Natural Art Studies’  It was a 64 page medium format (8″ x 10″,  200mm x 250mm) magazine published around 1969 by Roydock books Ltd if that helps?  She also appeared in single shots through-out Kamera at the same time and in Magnificent Models No.2 by Nostalgia Publications.  Two more smaller shots below.


I’ve also created an ‘Unknown Models‘ page to list all of the unknown models I come across, so that you can hopefully help me identify these mysterious beauties?  There is also a link to the page on the right hand side under Models.


Model ID Needed?

I’m going to start an unknown model page shortly as there are still a fair few models that posed for GHM and others that I’ve been unable to identify as of yet.  I’m sure all of you that follow this blog have far better knowledge than me, so may be able to help ID some of them 🙂

In the meantime here’s one that’s been bugging me for a while as I recognise her but can’t put a name to her.  The article says Marie, but not convinced that’s correct?

What I do know (I think!) is it was part of a set or article and looks to be at Ewhurst. I’m also pretty certain the driver is Dawn Grayson hidden under that cap, although if I didn’t know better I’d swear it was Michael Jackson from this shot!

All resolved and the model identified as – -Elaine Desmond!