The Kinks, "Studio Portrait" © Jack Robinson Archive at Proud Galleries London

The Kinks, "Studio Portrait"

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© Jack Robinson Archive
New York, U.S.A. 1970

Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity

The Kinks were a London-based band, formed in 1964 as an act that fused rhythm and blues with English music-hall idioms. When Jack Robinson photographed the Kinks on February 2, 1970 for a 'People Are Talking About …' feature of Vogue, the original members, the brothers Ray and Dave Davies and Mick Avory, had been joined by John Dalton. Four months earlier, they had released their concept album Arthur (or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire), a working-class Everyman story. Quoting a line from a song on their previous album, 'The Village Green Preservation Society', Vogue notes that with their 'non-U accents and Regency looks, this group chirrup happily about ‘little shops, china cups, and virginity'.

Born in 1928, Jack Robinson grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, attended Tulane University, and pursued photography as a hobby in New Orleans. His early street portraits captured New Orleans' rich culture.

In 1955, he moved to New York, becoming a renowned freelance fashion photographer, even gracing the cover of Life Magazine within four years. In 1965, he joined Vogue Magazine and impressed Diana Vreeland with his portrait work. Jack completed numerous assignments for Vogue over seven years. In 1972, he returned to Memphis to care for his parents, ending his photography career. Later, he excelled in stained glass design.

When he passed away from cancer in 1997, his extensive photographic legacy was discovered, leading to The Jack Robinson Archive and The Robinson Gallery, fulfilling his posthumous wish to preserve his work.

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