Update 10-23-17 : Tom's website has been down for several weeks. A tribute to Leja's work has now been created by his son Tom, in the form of a member website. He saw the funny side too and very kindly chose a pair for his mum as a pressie - top man! Nine of his photos of Diane Webber were published in the third issue of Adam magazine Jan. Halliwell had publicly claimed that struggling with bulimia damn near ended her when she dropped to a dangerous weight of just 98 pounds. In those days he was just messing around with a Kodak Brownie, but he was soon able to pick up a Rolleiflex. We had donated a pair of Taylor Blakes for the raffle and we waited with great excitement to be able to give one lucky lady their favourite pair of shoes to take home.
Are you for feminism or against it there, Ger? Camera equipment used by Bill Hamilton included the ubiquitous Rolleiflex, as well as the Leica M3 35mm and the 4x5 Speed Graphic, which he used for his various advertising and magazine jobs. He preferred to do all-day shoots instead of the usual two to four hour sessions so that he could work at a pace that he felt gave him the most in creative ability. This site, has a Free Tour gallery and the models can also be viewed for free as thumbnails in the Main Gallery. He is 94 years old. He helped to introduce the use of nude glamour into the field of advertising photography in the 1950s. In 1943, he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Institute of Technology, and soon after graduating, he enlisted in the Navy.
The mother of Gaye Rennie Miss April 1968 had already known Mel Figge for years. DeLong's prefered camera equipment included a Rolleiflex and a Hasselblad for medium format and the Nikon F and an Asahi Pentax for 35mm. David Mills continued to run his portrait studio until 2004, when he decided to retire. He was born on July 25, 1911 in Ozark, Missouri and died on April 8, 1981 in Los Angeles. His beach pin-ups appeared quite frequently in U.
Blackwell an automotive photographer, he was also a devoted British sports car enthusiast and raced cars himself. William Graham passed away on November 30, 1991 at his home in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii. Often, he would shoot as many as 500 photos of a model in a couple dozen locations during one of these all-day shooting sessions. Samerjan is indeed a craftsman because even though his picture might be thought unorthodox, the expression on his model's face many times sells the picture. Special thanks to his son Shawn and also to his niece Penny for some of the biographical details included in this profile! She was the only person he allowed to be at the photo shoot with him.
With buying his first home, getting settled in California and raising a family, Edmund initially had less time to pursue his photography. He traveled through 46 states plus Canada and Mexico. Miss Hunter was said to have had a striking resemblance to Marilyn Monroe and DeLong's pinup of her seemed to have been influenced by Marilyn's centerfold from that very first issue of Playboy magazine Dec. After the move from Hollywood, all of David Mills' glamour work ceased. However, he believed that fashions and women's products offered more creative possibilities for him as a photographer, and he began to specialize in glamour-type cheescake for advertising illustrations. He also had problems with his eyes and had difficulty getting really sharp photos by that time. He was 57 years old.
Like most glamour photographers from the 50s, Mr. They are some of the best or worst, depending on who you ask glamour shots we've seen. Keith Bernard - If you read my profile on Bruno Bernard, you saw that Bruno sold his Bernard of Hollywood studios to his assistants in 1952 and moved to Las Vegas in '54 to set up a studio on the top floor of the Riviera Hotel. According to one report, he found a few of his Playmates this way. He sold numerous photographs of models and actresses to magazines and photo digests such as Art and Camera, Art Photography, Good Photography, Candid Photography, Salon Photography and Prize Winning Photography.
Edward DeLong's first centerfold for Playboy magazine was of Arline Hunter Miss August 1954. As you can tell, I am very impressed with this photographic display. She was by far his most popular magazine cover girl, and between 1955 and '57, he sold over 200 covers of her. These photos are © 2004-2007 copyright Eldor Gemst - All rights reserved. While in Hollywood, Art Messick sought out and later shared a studio with Lazlo Willinger, a well respected photographer who shot numerous magazine covers.
Navy and saw service as a photographer all over the world in Navy Intelligence and also as a member of Combat Photo Unit 10 of Naval Public Relations. They were both the sons of silent film stars Carlyle Blackwell and Gibson Gowland , they both became actors themselves, and both also had a keen interest in photography. Samerjan has developed the field of pin-up photography to where it is a definite challenge to other photographers from several standpoints. Update: Photographer Michael LeRoy , who shot glamour for a while in the early 60s, and who apprenticed with Keith Bernard, says that Keith's real name was Keith Davis. He relied on D-76 for his film developer, and after projecting the negative onto photographic paper using his Omega 4x5 enlarger, he developed the print in Kodak Dektol. For most it was their first time. It was at this time that he increased his activity in photography and began hiring models on weekends to shoot on location and in and around his home.
Update: Melba Figge passed away on January 21, 2015, surrounded by her family. Another individual who helped his career was Bill Prange, an agent who taught Hamilton how to make photos that would sell. Bill Hamilton first got the idea that photographing women might be a pleasant hobby when he witnessed his first Miss America pageant in Atlantic City in 1938. Just to ease you into it. He spoke about his highly successful Rugby career but also had many a funny tale to tell about some of the mad challenges he has completed in order to raise money for The Christie. Mills initially photographed her in his studio, but they later traveled to many locations in Southern California - on the beach in Malibu, near a beautiful waterfall in the mountains, and in the desert, and many of these photos were published in photography books and magazines throughout the 50s and 60s. That is enough success for me.
In 1963, at age 44, Bill decided to see if he could get his work in Playboy. Peter married his girl friday, Marion, who handled the office, booked the models, supervised make-up, and located props and accessories. Graham and his wife Shirley had spied Miss Stratton while she was having lunch in a restaurant across from the Hollywood law office where she worked as a secretary. However, Hugh Hefner soon called and Ellen was quite surprised. Check out more of them through these links below. I have to say that the Figges' work was just amazing and several of their centerfolds are among my all time favorites. It's 80 pages long with 62 of the pages featuring David Mills' photos of Diane Webber.