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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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P999

Roger Hilton

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

P1000

Bryan Wynter

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

P1102

William Gaskill

by Roger Mayne
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG P1102

P995

Gillian Ayres

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

P996

Gillian Ayres

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

P1072

Jocelyn Herbert

by Roger Mayne
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG P1072

P997

Sandra Blow

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

P998

Terry Frost

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

x4065

William George Scott

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

x4058

Lindsay Anderson

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

x4055

Sir Arnold Wesker

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

x4061

Christopher Logue

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

x4062

Doris Lessing

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

x4066

Joe Tilson

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

x4054

John Arden

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

x4060

George Alexander Cassady Devine

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

x4053

(Patricia) Ann Jellicoe

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

x4057

Harold Pinter

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