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Terry Taylor (1933-), Writer; actor; artist and photographer and assistant to Ida Kar

Sitter in 64 portraits
Taylor studied art before working as an actor and photographer. He was introduced to Victor Musgrave and Ida Kar in 1956 by Colin MacInnes, and from then worked as her assistant for two years. Encouraged by MacInnes, Taylor wrote the novel Barons Court, All Change (1961) for which Kar's photograph was reproduced as the frontispiece. Taylor, who inspired the character of the teenage photographer who narrates MacInnes's novel Absolute Beginners, remembers: 'Anyone who was familiar with Ida's work saw that she was not just a photographer, but an artist...'

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Terry Taylor; Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1956
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Judy Johnson; Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
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Judy Johnson; Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
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Judy Johnson; Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, circa 1961
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1961
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1961
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1961
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1961
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1961
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Terry Taylor

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1961
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