MAYNE, Roger. The Street Photographs of Roger Mayne. (London): Zelda Cheatle Press, (1993).
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The Street Photographs of Roger Mayne.
(London): Zelda Cheatle Press, (1993).
4to (270 × 210 mm), pp.88. Frontispiece portrait of Mayne and 54 black and white photographs, 4 contact sheets, 11 black-and-white photographs illustrating texts to rear. Texts by Zelda Cheatle and Michael Mack, Mark Haworth-Booth, and recollections of Southam Street by 10 former residents. Black cloth boards. Black-and-white photo-lllustrated dust-jacket. Fine.
First edition thus, based on a smaller 1986 Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition catalogue. Between 1956-61 Roger Mayne photographed extensively in North Kensington around Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove. This book is centred around Mayne’s photographs of life in Southam Street, London W10, a street that was declared unfit for human habitation in 1963 and was largely demolished by 1969. Mayne and his photographs were an inspiration for Colin MacInnes 1959 novel Absolute Beginners.