|We are republishing a number of issues, see foot of page.|
Many other publications were to follow Kamera from the Gerrard Street studio. The most successful of the other monthlies was Solo, a similar 32 page black and white format to Kamera, with a colour cover, but featuring just one model in each issue. It was launched in Spring 1958 and ran as a monthly production in parallel with Kamera to Issue No.61 (1968). In practice, like Kamera, Solo was not always published every month. However, there were sixty one consecutive issues.
Issue number 1, shown above, features Anne Austin and the last issue, No.61, features Sissi Mississippi. To compare the content between the first and last issues simply click on the covers above.
In his editorial introduction to Solo, Harrison Marks outlined the aim of the publication:
present times, pictures such as pin-ups and figure studies have become an essential part
in all facets of the publishing world. Business houses now use photographs of beautiful
women constantly in all forms of advertising to sell their products., and photographers,
who at one time used flower vases and suchlike to demonstrate the artistry of lighting,
now use the curves of the female figure.
In this modern trend, numerous beautiful girls have achieved fame purely by modelling for the artists of the camera. Many others, however, work constantly for we photographers without thought of recognition, and it was with this thought in mind that SOLO came into being.
Each month it is my intention to devote an entire book to one of these lovely girls, and in this first edition I have pleasure in presenting Miss Anne Austin, fast becoming one of the most popular figure models in London.
I hope that this photographic portrait will draw the appreciation I feel this beautiful girl deserves.'
The following issues are now available on CD.
Other issues of Solo have been incorporated in the following photo
SOLO No.2 in The Lorraine Burnette Collection