3 of 4 portraits of Ray Ellington
© estate of Bob Collins / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1963
Given by Rudolph John Acton, 2003
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Sitterback to top
- Ray Ellington (Ray Brown) (1916-1985), Jazz musician and bandleader. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Bob Collins (1924-2002), Photographer. Artist of 220 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Ellington suggested that it was the mutual appreciation of photography among the members of the Goon Show that helped keep the group together. He favoured dramatic monochrome shots and bought his first stereo camera from Peter Sellers.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Shooting Stars: Photographs by Bob Collins (17 September 2012 - 21 April 2013)