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Roger Mayne

(1929-2014), Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 26 portraits
Mayne developed his interest in photography whilst studying chemistry at Oxford (1947-51), where he met the photographer Hugo van Wadenoyen, and exhibited with the Combined Societies group (1951-55). In 1955 Mayne moved to Addison Avenue, North Kensington and began to photograph people of nearby Southam Street. The resulting Photographs from London drew the attention of novelist Colin MacInnes, who chose Mayne to make the cover image for his celebrated book Absolute Beginners (1959). Additional work appeared in The Sunday Times, The Observer, and the photo essay The Teenage Thing, was published in Vogue in 1959, when Mayne began to photograph writers of the Royal Court Theatre.

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Roger Hilton, by Roger Mayne - NPG P999

Roger Hilton

by Roger Mayne
modern bromide print from original negative, 1956
NPG P999

Bryan Wynter, by Roger Mayne - NPG P1000

Bryan Wynter

by Roger Mayne
modern bromide print from original negative, 1959
NPG P1000

William Gaskill, by Roger Mayne - NPG P1102

William Gaskill

by Roger Mayne
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG P1102

Gillian Ayres, by Roger Mayne - NPG P995

Gillian Ayres

by Roger Mayne
modern bromide print from original negative, 1960
NPG P995

Gillian Ayres, by Roger Mayne - NPG P996

Gillian Ayres

by Roger Mayne
modern bromide print from original negative, 1960
NPG P996

Jocelyn Herbert, by Roger Mayne - NPG P1072

Jocelyn Herbert

by Roger Mayne
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG P1072

Sandra Blow, by Roger Mayne - NPG P997

Sandra Blow

by Roger Mayne
modern bromide print from original negative, 1966
NPG P997

Terry Frost, by Roger Mayne - NPG P998

Terry Frost

by Roger Mayne
modern bromide print from original negative, 1987
NPG P998

William George Scott, by Roger Mayne - NPG x4065

William George Scott

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1957
NPG x4065

Lindsay Anderson, by Roger Mayne - NPG x4058

Lindsay Anderson

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1958
NPG x4058

Sir Arnold Wesker, by Roger Mayne - NPG x4055

Sir Arnold Wesker

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1958
NPG x4055

Christopher Logue, by Roger Mayne - NPG x4061

Christopher Logue

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1959
NPG x4061

Doris Lessing, by Roger Mayne - NPG x4062

Doris Lessing

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1959
NPG x4062

Joe Tilson, by Roger Mayne - NPG x4066

Joe Tilson

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1960
NPG x4066

John Arden, by Roger Mayne - NPG x4054

John Arden

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1960
NPG x4054

George Devine, by Roger Mayne - NPG x4060

George Devine

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1960
NPG x4060

(Patricia) Ann Jellicoe, by Roger Mayne - NPG x4053

(Patricia) Ann Jellicoe

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1960
NPG x4053

Harold Pinter, by Roger Mayne - NPG x4057

Harold Pinter

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1960
NPG x4057

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