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John Malcolm Couzins

(1948-2009), Photographer and assistant to Ida Kar

Sitter in 11 portraits
Artist associated with 28 portraits
Couzins studied at Swindon College of Art & Design (1963-6) before working as a photographer's assistant for Gordon Young. In 1968 he moved to London, assisting photographer Ida Kar and lodging with her at Rex Place, Mayfair. From 1971 Couzins worked with photographers including Mark Gerson, Anthony Crickmay and Lester Bookbinder, before establishing his own studio in 1975 specialising in advertising, design and portraits; his music subjects included Kiss, Supertramp and Led Zeppelin.

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John Malcolm Couzins, by Ida Kar - NPG x132493

John Malcolm Couzins

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1968
NPG x132493

John Malcolm Couzins; Ida Kar, by Unknown photographer - NPG x134463

John Malcolm Couzins; Ida Kar

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, 1968
NPG x134463

John Malcolm Couzins; Ida Kar, by Unknown photographer - NPG x134464

John Malcolm Couzins; Ida Kar

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, 1968
NPG x134464

John Malcolm Couzins; Ida Kar, by Unknown photographer - NPG x134465

John Malcolm Couzins; Ida Kar

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, 1968
NPG x134465

John Malcolm Couzins; Ida Kar, by Unknown photographer - NPG x134467

John Malcolm Couzins; Ida Kar

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, 1968
NPG x134467

John Malcolm Couzins, by Ida Kar - NPG x134468

John Malcolm Couzins

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, 1968
NPG x134468

John Malcolm Couzins, by Ida Kar - NPG x134469

John Malcolm Couzins

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, 1968
NPG x134469

'My Room' (John Malcolm Couzins), by John Malcolm Couzins - NPG x135243

'My Room' (John Malcolm Couzins)

by John Malcolm Couzins
modern bromide print, 4 March 1972
NPG x135243

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