Peter Francis, Photographer
Artist of 1 portrait
After leaving school Francis began working in news at the London Evening Standard in 1963, covering the major new stories that year. By the late 1960s he was a freelance photographer for the South London Press and had a darkroom job with a society photo studio AV Swaebe of Bond Street. Francis travelled to Australia and New Zealand, working for the Dominion Newspaper in Wellington as a photo-tech. Returning to London he became a black-and-white printer at a major picture agency but continued freelance photography with subjects ranging from the Farnborough Air Show to personal appearances by celebrities at Harrods. In the early 1970s he worked on human interest stories for various magazines including Reveille.