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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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Shirley Eaton; Colin Lenton-Rowe, by Bob Collins - NPG x136444

Shirley Eaton; Colin Lenton-Rowe

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1958
NPG x136444

Shirley Eaton; Colin Lenton-Rowe, by Bob Collins - NPG x136445

Shirley Eaton; Colin Lenton-Rowe

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1958
NPG x136445

Shirley Eaton; Colin Lenton-Rowe, by Bob Collins - NPG x136446

Shirley Eaton; Colin Lenton-Rowe

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1958
NPG x136446

Shirley Eaton; Colin Lenton-Rowe, by Bob Collins - NPG x136447

Shirley Eaton; Colin Lenton-Rowe

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1958
NPG x136447

Robert Shaw, by Bob Collins - NPG x136587

Robert Shaw

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1958
NPG x136587

Wee Willie Harris, by Bob Collins - NPG x136730

Wee Willie Harris

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square transparency, circa 1958
NPG x136730

Sir Huw Wheldon; Sir Michael Redgrave, by Bob Collins - NPG x136741

Sir Huw Wheldon; Sir Michael Redgrave

by Bob Collins
bromide print, circa 1958
NPG x136741

Tommy Cooper, by Bob Collins - NPG x35147

Tommy Cooper

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1958
NPG x35147

Shirley Eaton, by Bob Collins - NPG x35149

Shirley Eaton

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1958
NPG x35149

Wee Willie Harris, by Bob Collins - NPG x35151

Wee Willie Harris

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1958
NPG x35151

Robert Shaw, by Bob Collins - NPG x35156

Robert Shaw

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1958
NPG x35156

Kenneth Connor, by Bob Collins - NPG x36013

Kenneth Connor

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1958
NPG x36013

Kenneth Connor with a group of twelve girls, by Bob Collins - NPG x36014

Kenneth Connor with a group of twelve girls

by Bob Collins
modern bromide fibre print from original negative, 1958
NPG x36014

Benny Hill, by Bob Collins - NPG x35152

Benny Hill

by Bob Collins
modern bromide print from original negative, 1958
NPG x35152

Sid James; Tony Hancock, by Bob Collins - NPG x45334

Sid James; Tony Hancock

by Bob Collins
bromide print, 1959
NPG x45334

Jane Bown, by Bob Collins - NPG x133155

Jane Bown

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, circa 1959
NPG x133155

Eric Sykes, by Bob Collins - NPG x136313

Eric Sykes

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square transparency, 1959
NPG x136313

Eric Sykes, by Bob Collins - NPG x136314

Eric Sykes

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square transparency, 1959
NPG x136314

Jimmy Logan (James Allan Short), by Bob Collins - NPG x136348

Jimmy Logan (James Allan Short)

by Bob Collins
bromide print, circa 1959
NPG x136348

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