Frank Reynolds (1970′s): police inquiry
Surrey Police have contacted the PPHP looking to trace the photographer Frank Reynolds.
Frank took photographs that appeared in a magazine titled; “The Motor Cycle and Cycle Trader” magazine in the mid 1970’s. The police believe he may be a witness and may be able to assist them with a current investigation. Frank may also have taken photographs for Honda.
“It would be greatly appreciated if your contributors or broader photographic community could assist police trace Mr Reynolds. ”
Contact details for Surrey Police would be by telephone 01483632150 (DC Glen Simpson) or 01483639208 (DS Dan Voller).
Or contact email@example.com – 07802 437827 if you would rather.
UPDATE 4 March 2014: Found – The PPHP now has information and copyright details for Sam Lambert collection – if you need these please email firstname.lastname@example.org | Call 07802437827.
And this in from Carrie at the Tate: “Will – thank you so much for posting the request and babysitting it – really glad that it’s turned something up.”
SAM LAMBERT [1927 - 1981] : ESTATE/ARTIST CONTACT DETAIL INQUIRY
The Rights Clearance dept at a public London art gallery have contacted the PPHP looking for contact details for the estate of photographer Sam Lambert.
They say: Dear Will,
I’m working on the Transforming Tate Britain: Archive & Access project, a major initiative aiming to digitise, and make available online, the archives of 52 artists in our collection.
There are a number of photographs in Ben Nicholson’s archive taken by a photographer called SAM LAMBERT and I am trying to trace contact details for his estate. I wondered whether you might be able to post my request for information on your site board to see whether anyone has any clues? From what I have gleaned so far, he was primarily known as an architectural photographer.
If you or your contributors/broader photographic community could help in anyway that would be wonderful.
Many thanks in advance for your time.
Answers on an email or call please and I will put you in touch: email@example.com Office 01622 320011 (UK)
This photo in from Alan Sparrow (Executive Picture Editor – Metro) © ?
L to R: Roger Tooth, Guardian, At back Frank Martin rtd, Denis Thorpe rtd, Mike Huckle dkrm mangr rtd, Martin Argles photographer now freelancing, Mrs Crook ,Brian Crooks wife, Eamonn McCabe Picture Editor, Ted West photog decd, Garry Weaser photog rtd, Dave Connolly printer, Brian Crook retiring pic ed, Dave Willis printer, Sally Hodder pic desk assistant, Dave Sillitoe photog still on the staff, John Pilkington previous picture editor, At back Alan Sparrow dep pic ed, Frank Baron photog, Picture researcher (forgotten her name ), Ken Saunders photog rtd, Graham Turner still at Guardian.
This photo in from Alan Sparrow (Executive Picture Editor – Metro) “Hi Will, here is a photograph of the Guardian picture desk from the eighties.’I know all the people in the photograph and the occasion and in fact I got it from David [Sillitoe] . I can’t remember who took the pic but I guess it was one of those in the pic , an early selfie ! ”
If you would like to add an comments to this shot or you knew where (looks like a bar/restaurant!) and who took it please email or call me on:
+44 (0)7802 437827 office: 01622320011
↑ Terry at his desk at Fox Photos 10th Oct 1961 © Getty Images/Hulton Archive
↑ Police press pass photo – 26th Jan 1967 and a Fox Photos stamp © Getty Images/Hulton Archive
Photographer Terry Chambers has died aged 70. Terry passed away last week, he was a co-owner of Fox Photos in the ’70′s.
More on Terry’s life from his friends with images and a radio interview on PhotoArchiveNews.com
It has been suggested to me by Colin Panter of the Press Association that you just might know what has happened to the photographic copyright of pictures taken by London News Agency Photos Ltd. I am looking for the copyright details of a photo taken by the agency in March 1933 of my uncle, composer Walter Leigh.
I would be extremely grateful for any leads or information you may have.
With many thanks,
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↑ This image was reconnected by the Press Photo History Project through Topfoto who now hold the Planet News Ltd archive.
‘Many thanks Will. I will be happy to send over a document showing the context in which we would like to use the image.’
I am working with Southwark Pensioners Centre on a community heritage project about the history of G Baldwin & Co in Walworth. We would like to use the attached image in our free project booklet which will be distributed to local people.
The copyright is held by Planet News Ltd.
I saw via Google that you had been able to help with a similar search.
We will be happy to make a donation for this service.
I am trying to track down copyright (if it still persists) in the attached photo. I can find various online references to both Pressfoto News Service and Press Photo News Service but they all seem to lead to eBay so I just wondered whether you know if they are part of the Press Photos International Photo News Service listed on the PPHP website? If so do you happen to know who represents them now?
The Franfurter Illustrierte Zeitung has ceased publication so no help there!
Any suggestions welcome.
Thanks very much
Major publishing house – London
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Dear Mr Carleton,
I ‘m looking for any information there is about the above. In September 1937 they took photographs of the wedding of Barbara Strachey & Wolf Halpern at the Marylebone Town Hall. On the back of the photograph I have seen is the address: 31 Pavilion Road, Sloane Street, SW1.
With best wishes
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Update: 9 Jan 2014 – this in from Catherine V.
“Your post rings a bell because my parent’s marriage photos were taken by the above;
each and every print has the PPB stamp on the reverse (December 1960).”
At Bonhams TRAVEL & EXPLORATION auction 4 December Est: £2,000 – 4,000
Williamson Manufacturing Company: a New Type P.14 hand held aircraft camera, flown over Mount Everest on the 1933 Houston Expedition cross-hair type viewfinder, twin hand grips, crackle finish, no. 108, 8.5in f4.5 Ross Xpres lens (no. 128751), and detachable plateholder 290 x 210 x 210mm.; together with contemporary canvas and leather case and related documentation.
Details: Bonhams TRAVEL & EXPLORATION London, Knightsbridge 4 Dec 2013 11:00 GMT
UPDATE 10:30: this in from picture library Topfoto who now hold the Planet News picture collection.
24 October 1957
4 negs in the bag! and are in good shape. – They are being scanned as I type.
Below is the rest of the shoot! – Thanks to John Balean at Topfoto:
This in from former Times photo library staffer Bruce Miles.
See his article: Remembering Fleet Street
The attached photo was taken in the early 60`s by Planet News on the occasion of the presentation of a sculptured bust of Count Basie at Dobell`s jazz record shop in Charing Cross Road. The sculpture was done by my then wife Elaine Stratton. There were other shots taken and so I`d be keen to see them. Does anyone know anything about these pics ? Does Planet News still exist ?’
Planet news is now held at the Topfoto picture library – the PPHP has put Bruce in touch with Topfoto and we will report back on any other images found from this shoot – when the archivist has time to dig through the files….