Rare vintage photo from an original set which contains notes indicating models and studio, and what appear to be instructions for publication. Never seen this particular pose before. It is numbered "8C."
4 3/4" x 6 1/2" silver gelatin print 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.