Sixties Style - Barbara Windsor

Barbara Windsor contact sheet

 

'In 1962 I was working for the London Evening Standard taking a portrait each week for the newspaper's Show Page and working with the reporter Gerard Garret. My diary for 22 August 1962 records our 10.15 morning appointment at Barabara Windsor's home at 42A, Grand Parade, Haringey. My expenses were one shilling for parking and six shillings and sixpence for entertaining. I usually took three rolls of film on my trusty leica working with natural light whenever possible but taking some lights and reflectors for back up.

A lot of my photographs of actresses at this time were taken in their bedrooms as I found they responded better and were more relaxed than posed awkwardly in a sitting room chair. My favourite shot from the series shows her in the cluttered room in front of a TV with a clipboard bearing her name in the foreground though the contact sheet shown here offers various good alternatives as she changed poses and outfits.'

Barbara Windsor
by Michael Ward
25 frames from a contact sheet

 

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