British Beauties

British Beauties

John d Green’s candid shots of London’s leading ladies go on display at Snap Galleries

London's Snap Gallery unveiled a new exhibition showcasing photographs of some of the UK’s most beautiful women as featured in Birds of Britain - the controversially titled coffee table book by advertising photographer John d Green. With photographs of acclaimed models, singers, actresses and debutantes who influenced the country's thriving 60s Swinging scene, the book was published in 1967 and saw huge success, so much so that its original print run had to be multiplied by 20 times, selling over 60,000 copies. 

The gallery will feature a selection of images from the original book as well as a number of previously unpublished photographs. 

“I wanted my pictures to be different, and to capture the mood of the London scene. When I photographed girls in unusual poses, it was because I thought they looked better that way. I certainly did not want any trouble, but sometimes I got it!” - John d Green

Visitors to the gallery will be able to view an extensive collection of John d Green’s images, as well as the opportunity to buy limited edition prints of their favourite photos.

Birds of Britain will run until 26h November at Snap Galleries.

  • Words: Rebecca Parker

  • Image: John d Green