To turn shoppers on to their cameras, Newcastle-based photography shops Turners hired models to promote their work. The models’ poses were often uncomfortable, off-kilter and suggestive. The only man to feature in these awkward situations images was David Grey, a Turners staff member, who in a series of images from March 1962 (seen at the end of this collection) plays a feckless husband urged by his suffering wife to stop ogling women on the telly and get a hobby. Naturally, he buys a camera and his life is restored to full vigour and matrimonial bliss. (Perhaps his wife joined him in his new enthusiasm for photography? )
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