Photographers: Philip Townsend


Philip Townsend the photographer of the sixties. 
Quite literally, since he started taking pictures in the 1960s 
and decided to stop just about ten years later.
During his highly celebrated career Townsend captured the most iconic images of the decade shooting pictures of, as his biography reads, "all the prime people of the time, beautiful and ugly alike: the debs and their beaux, louche lords and club owners, press barons and business moguls, stars and socialites, artists and creatives, royals and ruffians, and above all the new aristocrats of pop and rock, spearheaded by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones."
His pictures are so evocative so .....can really experience the sixties 
and feel like you were there!

Philip Townsend il fotografo degli anni Sessanta. 
Letteralmente, dato che ha iniziato a dedicarsi alla fotografia nei primi anni Sessanta, per poi abbandonarla proprio una decina di anni dopo.
Durante la sua celebratissima carriera, Townsend ha immortalato le icone del decennio, fotografando - come si legge dalla sua biografia - "tutte le personalità più conosciute del periodo, brutti e belli allo stesso modo: debuttanti con i loro spasimanti, loschi signori e proprietari di locali, baroni della stampa e magnati del business, stars e socialites, artisti e creativi, membri della famiglia reale e farabutti, e soprattutto tutti i nuovi aristocratici del pop e del rock, capeggiati dai Beatles e dai Rolling Stones".
Le sue fotografie sono così suggestive che si possono veramente "sentire" gli anni Sessanta 
...e avere l'impressione di trovarsi lì!

 Last Summer, in Carnaby Street, at the Sorry you missed the 60s exhibition
we had the chance to meet Philip Townsend and getting the prints of his pictures signed by him :)
L'estate scorsa, in Carnaby Street, in occasione della mostra fotografica 
Sorry you missed the 60s
abbiamo avuto la fortuna di incontrare Philip Townsend e di farci autografare alcune immagini :)


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16 comments:

Mila said...

Oh wow,his work is really amazing!!
have a great 2011,my dears :)))

Ivânia Santos (Diamond) said...

Very beautiful :)*

I like Her Style said...

I just love black and white photoe and this is such a great collection of pictures and of course your illustration is super great as well.

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stef. said...

che bel post.........!

DonnaRomina said...

amazing ! You are so talented :)

les métamorphoses d'Alice said...

ton blog est ravissant!
bisou

Alecto said...

townsend is one of my all time favorite photographers! how gorgeous was charlotte rampling in the 60's? i mean, even now she is a stunning woman...one can only aspire.

Kallyane said...

looove thoses shots!!
&your drawing *o*

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Rosa&Carlotta said...

@Alecto
His photography is amazing indeed!
And we agree about Charlotte Rampling, she had (and still has) such intense and charming looks!

Rosa&Carlotta said...

Thank you for the comments guys!!
xx

"Rock your own style,dance your own beat..." said...

love the pictures ...they r so great...

Bernadeth G. said...

ahhh she is so pretty! 60's always fascinates me.

LaU said...

wonderful pics!!!
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Lena said...

Great post! Such wonderful pics!