December 2013

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Here’s a couple of early pictures of Pamela Green taken by George Harrison Marks in the mid 1950s before they started publishing Kamera in 1957.

George Harrison Marks, Pamela Green

Pamela Green

Pamela Green, Harrison Marks, Pinup, Nude, Glamour, retro

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I’ve recently discovered that Jean Straker, along with the photographers Walter Bird and Jack Eston, took part in a discussion on Pin-ups and Figure Studies broadcast by the BBC on Network Three on May 22, 1958. On the show Jean defines a pin-up as “a picture of a girl in which the girl represents herself. It may be provocative; it need not be provocative; but it is essentially a picture of a person that we either know personally, or by name”. A figure study as “a photograph of a girl who simply symbolises woman; she is impersonal. It is not a photograph representing her as herself.” And a nude as “a picture in which the girl symbolises an idea or represents some historical or mythological figure: that is, she represents somebody other than herself.” I wonder how Jean Straker would classify the following pictures of his.

Nude, Pin-up, 1950s

Photo by Jean Straker (1913-1984)

Nude, Pin-up, 1960s

This photo by Jean Straker reminds me of the work of Weegee.

Jean Straker Ad.

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