Dedicated to the published work of Harrison Marks & other prominent UK & US photographers, along with popular glamour models such as June Palmer, Dawn Grayson and others of the 1950's, 60's and early 70's. Warning! This site is not intending to be pornographic, but more an archive and information resource of vintage glamour magazines and images from the past. However, some of the content is of an adult nature and contains nudity in the shape of the female form, so if you are under 18 years old or easily offended, then please don't go any further.
Over the last few months, as well as continuing to edit my vast archive, I’ve also been playing around with colouring some of my original images. In the past I’ve avoided this as I’ve seen various attempts to do this with varying degrees of success. Most are either too skin toned in colour or end up having a painted effect and losing the details.
So after many years of using various tools to edit photo’s I gave it a go! The aim being to create a coloured version that looks as though it was originally taken in colour without losing the details. The above shot of Tina Graham is one of my better attempts, as for every successful coloured version (In my view!) I had about 8 failed versions. Some photos lend themselves to colour, whereas others have too much going on to get the colouring looking right.
I know some of you out there hate the idea of originals being coloured, and I totally get that. This is more of an experiment to see how close I can get to an authentic colour version. I have a small gallery of different models I’ve tried, and I sneaked a few onto the site in the last few weeks (guess which ones?)
So, what do you think? Success or fail, good or bad, and want more?
Tina Graham (Christine Carter) posing for Harrison Marks on the beach set and similar to these shots from the same set. A beautiful pose from Tina, and she looks a little like Rona Scott in this shot I think, although Rona had a large chest! Not quite an uncensored shot, but you do get a tantalising tease of things between her legs from the shadowy outline of her open thighs. 🙂
Tina Graham (Christine Carter) by Harrison Marks on the bedroom set. A very cleverly posed and worked shot by GHM as it captures the full naked body of Tina. Thanks to the clever use of lighting and shadows, he manages to hide anything too risqué. Tina doesn’t even need to hide anything with a hand or prop, as all done with classic photography techniques.
This shot was published in Kamera No.47 P15 (1963), but was reversed and more closely cropped than this version.
Another original image of Tina Graham (Christine Carter) posing for Harrison Marks on a beach and bamboo set similar to the one I posted here. I think this is a superior shot than the first as the kneeling pose works better than the first? This style of side on pose was used a lot by GHM, as it’s simple but effective, whilst showing the models great figure, but also not showing too much! Would love to have seen Tina in this same pose but directly from the front and rear, similar to this shot, but then I’m just as perv 🙂
Following on from this post of the first 3 models index cards, the final three cards featuring a trio of models with their height and vital statistics. These were again sent over by Tony, with some more very familiar faces (and figures!) on these cards and a few names I didn’t know, but recognised the face and body 🙂
An original image of Tina Graham (Christine Carter) posing for Harrison Marks on a beach set I’ve seen used with other models, such as Ann Walker. Tina was the name that GHM gave Christine when she posed for Kamera, but as a model she was more well known as Christine (Chris) Carter and later as Chris Williams, as she married glamour photographer Ken Williams.
Gina Martin or (Tina Graham, Gina Graham, Christine Cater or Chris Williams, take your pick) on the cover of Beautiful Britons No.83 (October 1962). What I didn’t realize or make the connection was that Christine was married to Ken Williams the photographer, hence the name Chris Williams, doh!
I love the BB or Spick and Span covers and the attempt (sometimes bad) to colour a black and white photo for the cover, such as this cover of Gina. Still it gives it a certain uniqueness and appeal now.