Vintage male nude attributed to John Barrington, c. 1970s
5" x 7" silver gelatin print on heavyweight linen textured paper is in excellent condition.
John Barrington began photographing male nudes in 1939 while a student at St. Martin's School of Art in London. He photographed models with naturally developed physiques in natural settings and produced several magazines including Formosus, Man-ifique, and Man to Man Quorum.
He had frequent legal problems owing to the strict obscenity laws in the UK, however continued to operate his studio until his death in 1991. He also produced works under the name of John Paignton, Jean-Paul David, and Galaxy.