Jill Kennington, 'Queen Magazine, No. I'Regular price £1,800.00
© David Montgomery
London, U.K. 1968
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
Shot by David Montgomery, this beautiful fashion photography work depicts Jill Kennington, a British fashion model and photographer best known for her appearance in 'Blow up', for the cover of Queen Magazine, the British high society magazine.
In October 2021 ARTE made an insightful video short about Blow-Up and it features Proud Galleries. Jill Kennington met with legendary photographer David Montgomery and they spent a joyful afternoon at our gallery space in central London, together with ARTE and David Stetson, they reminisced about Swinging London and Blow Up. Follow the link below to watch!
Born in Brooklyn, New York, David Montgomery is a multiple award-winning photographer having produced many of the most memorable images of the sixties and seventies, he was heralded by Q Magazine as having shot some of the most iconic images of the sixties. After studying under Alexi Brodevitch, he became assistant to photographer Lester Bookbinder with whom he accompanied on a working visit to London, quickly falling in love with the city he stayed and moved his family over soon after.
Montgomery is best known for his work with Rolling Stones, namely the Electric Ladyland album cover, and iconic portrait of Hendrix wrapped in smoke and flames, which was entirely real after Montgomery started a fire behind the musician with a petrol canister.
Montgomery has been regularly featured in Vogue, The Telegraph, Rolling Stone, The Sunday Times and many books including Nicky Haslam’s Sheer Opulence. He was commissioned by the post office to create a special edition stamp for the millennium which won silver at the Design and Art Direction Awards, his work is exhibited in private collections and public galleries around the world, having been recently added to the permanent collection at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
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Watch / ARTE / Blow-up, le Londres Fissuré d’Antonioni
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