Girl with milk bottle, Cité Lesage Bullourde, Paris, 1950 - by Marilyn Stafford (1925), English
Jardin Des Tuileries Paris, c. 1950
Photo: Marilyn Stafford
Marilyn Stafford - Lace Evening Dress by Biba (1970)
Marilyn Stafford. Ready-to-Wear. Montmartre, Paris. 1955
Dorian Leigh by Marilyn Stafford 1950
Marilyn Stafford King’s Road, London 1970
Marilyn Stafford. City Lesage-Bullourde, Paris 1950.
SHARON TATE photographed by MARILYN STAFFORD in London, 1968.
Le Corbusier, 1950 by Marilyn Stafford
Russia’s Sami fight to save their language and traditions – photo essay | Russia | The Guardian
Forced to swap nature; reindeer herding and fishing in the tundra, for life in apartment blocks and work on collective farms known as kolkhozes. They were prohibited from speaking their language or wearing traditional clothes, and their numbers depleted as a result. Today, there are 1,500 Samis in Russia, and only 200 are able to speak the language.
Ready-to-wear, Montmartre, Paris, 1955 - by Marilyn Stafford (1925), English
Girl in Doorway in her Mother’s shoes, la cité Lesage-Bullourde, Paris, 1950s
Photo: Marilyn Stafford
The Fashion Photography of Marilyn Stafford
Like I said the last time, I sketched most of the NWR's fleet of engines, including many of my original characters. That first post covered NWR #1-57, so this post covers NWR #58-80, the diesels, and even my standby electric engines (for if I ever decide to incorporate them into my headcanon).
Same deal as last time - characters sharing the same or similar classes are represented by a single drawing. One asterisk indicates one of my own characters, while two asterisks indicates a character I've created, but which has roots in canon.
Viscount Harwick (alias Albert)
Lady (this was before we knew Bloomer was canon - otherwise they'd be here instead)
The Works Diesel (simply on this page as filler)
Page 21 - The NWR's Electric Fleet
Marilyn Stafford Local Children, Cité Lesage-Bullourde, Paris 1950
A Life in Photography - Marilyn Stafford
Sometimes a job comes along that brings so much pleasure it is hard to think of it as work. On this occasion we have been lucky enough to have had the time and freedom in restoring photographs from negatives shot over four decades from 1948 for Marilyn Stafford. It has been wonderful knowing the joy of bringing these pictures back to life has made. There have been some painstaking repairs of rips and tears to the scans of the vintage photography collection, let alone hours of spotting damaged negatives to give them fresh life. The timing for this work (coinciding with the Covid-19 lockdown) made the isolation of the pandemic more bearable and provided not just a sense of purpose but a gentle distraction too.
When we undertook the project in March of 2020 it was going to be a matter of a few weeks work but once we started on the adventure with Marilyn the edit grew and grew, so much so that we did not complete the final images for the project till October 2021. An exhibition of 100 selected images are on display at Farleys in Lewes and the book “A Life in Photography” is to be published at the end of October 2021 by Blue Coat Press. The project was funded by a generous kick starter campaign and it is wonderful for Marilyn who is now 96 to have this amazing legacy under her belt.
It truly is an eclectic mix of images, for the most shot on black and white film, taken during a period when female photographers did not really exist due to prejudice, Marilyn Stafford blazed her way into photographic history. Her distinctive approach was deceptively casual and yet psychologically revealing. Over four decades from 1948, she shot world leaders and poets; artists, writers, and mourning mothers; children playing on the street, victims of war, refugees, and fashion models. One of our favourite anecdotes is to hear her recollect how she would push and shove at a time when it was unheard of that a woman would dare to compete with men in the front row of a fashion call or at a political event.
We have absolutely loved working on the book and exhibition and really hope you get a chance to see the travelling show and grab a copy of the book.
All images copyright ©Marilyn Stafford