Physique: The Life of John S. Barrington

Physique The Life of John S Barrington This biography dicusses the life of John S Barrington a pioneer of physique photography This work depicts bohemian life in London New York and Paris the outlandish schemes that often ended in priso

  • Title: Physique: The Life of John S. Barrington
  • Author: Rupert Smith
  • ISBN: 9781852423742
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • This biography dicusses the life of John S Barrington, a pioneer of physique photography This work depicts bohemian life in London, New York and Paris, the outlandish schemes that often ended in prison, and a series of strange friendships with Coward, Cocteau, Lennon and Bob Marley.

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    1. Well, I really liked this. The photos were great, the research exhaustive and I believe more care was put into this book than any project Barrington attempted during his life time.One thing I got out of this was the sense of failure and the feeling of wasting a life, wasting opportunities. The man is known as a pioneer in his field yet he was always looking for recognition, always trying to chnage to a different and more "legit" line of work.Two things I got from this are be happy with what you [...]

    2. This is a fascinating look into the world of gay life during and after WW2. John Barrington was a well-known physique photographer who disproved all the standard notions of the closeted Forties and Fifties. Although he was not classically good-looking in any sense of the word, was outrageously talented at finding and picking up some of the most beautiful men of his era, using his camera as a means of introduction. At the same time he was, to all appearances, quite happily married. On top of his [...]

    3. This is a fascinating piece of British 'Gay' History circ. London Soho 1940's. Beautifully illustrated book that is super interesting.

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