Friday, April 24, 2015

ENGLISH NUDES Everard Bird Roye 1930s ~ '40s

Three of the best photographers of the female nude in the United Kingdom in the late 1930s and 1940s, John Everard, Horace Roye and Walter Bird and largely unknown outside of the world of collectors. All three were members of the Camera Studies Club. A publisher as well as a mail order company offering original, high quality prints by the three photographers for sale to the public.

Leading up to WWII and just after, their work appeared in numerous books including: Everard's Artist's Model, Judgement of Paris; Horace Roye's The Irish Maid, The English Maid, etc. plus Eves Without Leaves; and Bird's "beauty" series Beauty's Self and Beauty's Daughter. Here is a selection from deep in my archives of vintage prints of their exceptional photographs of the female nude.

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Diana Dors

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