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Bob Collins (1924-2002), Photographer

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 212 portraits
Collins's first illustrated article appeared in Amateur Photographer in 1952. Four years later he left his job as a watchmaker to pursue a career in photojournalism working primarily in show business. Collins documented the rise of singers and radio and television performers such as Tony Hancock, Tommy Steele and Shirley Bassey for Picture Post, Illustrated and Everybody's Magazine. He also wrote and contributed illustrated articles for photographic magazines. In 1982 the Royal Photographic Society held a retrospective exhibition of Collins' work entitled Double Image.

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Bob Collins; Cliff Richard

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1963
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Bob Collins

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print from original negative, 1963
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Bob Collins

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print from original negative, 1963
On display at Bodelwyddan Castle, Bodelwyddan, UK in the exhibition Shooting Stars
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Bob Collins

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print from original negative, 1963
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Art