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Bob Collins

(1924-2002), Photographer

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 220 portraits
In 1956 Collins left his job as a watchmaker to pursue a career as a freelance photojournalist. Working primarily in the field of popular entertainment, he documented the rise of singers and radio and television performers. His work frequently appeared in Picture Post, TV Mirror and Everybody's Magazine and he contributed illustrated articles for a number of photographic magazines. Focusing on spontaneous human-interest subjects, Collins favoured Microcord, Super Ikonta and Rolleiflex cameras and almost always used electronic flash. In 1982 the Royal Photographic Society held a retrospective exhibition of Collins' work entitled Double Image.

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Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Lady of Traquair, by Bob Collins - NPG x137508

Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Lady of Traquair

by Bob Collins
35mm negative, September 1992
NPG x137508

Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Lady of Traquair, by Bob Collins - NPG x137509

Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Lady of Traquair

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square transparency, September 1992
NPG x137509

Daniel Farson, by Bob Collins - NPG x126184

Daniel Farson

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film transparency, 1993
NPG x126184

Han Suyin (née Elizabeth Kuanghu Chow, later Comber), by Bob Collins - NPG x126185

Han Suyin (née Elizabeth Kuanghu Chow, later Comber)

by Bob Collins
modern bromide print from original negative, May 1994
NPG x126185

Han Suyin (née Elizabeth Kuanghu Chow, later Comber), by Bob Collins - NPG x126186

Han Suyin (née Elizabeth Kuanghu Chow, later Comber)

by Bob Collins
modern bromide print from original negative, May 1994
NPG x126186

Han Suyin (née Elizabeth Kuanghu Chow, later Comber), by Bob Collins - NPG x126187

Han Suyin (née Elizabeth Kuanghu Chow, later Comber)

by Bob Collins
modern bromide print from original negative, May 1994
NPG x126187

Han Suyin (née Elizabeth Kuanghu Chow, later Comber), by Bob Collins - NPG x126188

Han Suyin (née Elizabeth Kuanghu Chow, later Comber)

by Bob Collins
modern bromide print from original negative, May 1994
NPG x126188

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Tommy Steele

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1956
NPG x136589

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Tommy Steele

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1956
NPG x136590

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Tommy Steele

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1956
NPG x136591

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Ray Ellington

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1963
NPG x136494

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Terry Dene; Humphrey Lyttelton

by Bob Collins
vintage print, circa 1975
NPG x137510

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Miles Kington

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, November 1977
NPG x137663

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Susana Gil (née Passo), Lady Walton

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square transparency, 1980s
NPG x136735

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Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Lady of Traquair

by Bob Collins
vintage print, September 1992
NPG x137505

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Dame Jean Mary Monica Maxwell-Scott; Patricia Maxwell-Scott

by Bob Collins
vintage print, September 1992
NPG x137515

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Patricia Maxwell-Scott; Dame Jean Mary Monica Maxwell-Scott

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, September 1992
NPG x139892

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