© estate of Bob Collins / National Portrait Gallery, London
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bromide print, circa 1964
9 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (241 mm x 190 mm) image size
Given by Rudolph John Acton, 2003
- Bob Collins (1924-2002), Photographer. Artist of 220 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Collins considered Sellers to be one of the most talented amateur photographers. Many of his cameras were purchased through the photographic dealer that was part owned by Harry Secombe. Sellers singled out the actress Britt Ekland, his wife, as his favourite subject.
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