I was a young fashion photographer’s assistant who had also photographed racehorses trained by my father. ITV heard the story and wanted to interview me with pictures of girls and horses. In this picture shot for Biba’s, a world famous boutique in Kensington High Street in the 60’s, I decided to combine them both.
I borrowed the 20mm lens and the 250 exposure back from my boss, John Cowan, whose studio was used in the 1966 cult film Blow-Up and set off for Sussex. The 20mm lens had only just been introduced and was the first of it’s kind.
Camera: Nikon F
Lens: Nikkor UD Auto 20mm f/3.5
Motor Drive: 250 Exposure Back
Film: Bulk Ilford FP4
Exposure: 1/250 at f/5.6
© 1966 John Hooton Photography