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Allan Ballard

(1943-2011), Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 6 portraits

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Allan Ballard; John Cowan, by Allan Ballard - NPG x125461

Allan Ballard; John Cowan

by Allan Ballard
vintage bromide print, 1960s
NPG x125461

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PETER FRANCIS

03 December 2018, 16:10

I worked with Allan Ballard at John Cowan's studio 1963/64 (Shaftesbury Mews) nr. Earls Court. I was 16yrs.old and lived in the Wimbledon area so I used the District Line. We both had worked for the London Evening Standard. I remember Allan turning 21 in 1964. He was John's assistant and photographic printer, a task at which he excelled. He could read JC's requirements brilliantly using all his seemingly natural darkroom skills. In 1964 he assisted on the 'Vogue' North Pole assignment at Resolute Bay, Canada. Allan had a personal style and charisma which was evident even when emerging from his utilitarian Minivan that was used to carry JC's lighting. I left the studio pre-filming of Antonioni's "Blow-Up". Allan went on to flourish in his career . Allan Ballard was a talented Photographer, a hard working, nice person... R.I.P.

Patricia Willmot

17 August 2015, 16:02

Allan Ballard died on 21 April 2011.

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