Jane Bown RIP


Jane Bown was a great photographer – particularly for the Observer. She worked mainly in black & white and (delightfully) had relatively little interest in technology but the images are terrific, including lots of images of pop musicians or 1960s events/celebs (and a great portrait of playwright Samuel Becket). She died a couple of days ago:



Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

2 thoughts on “Jane Bown RIP

  1. Absolutely marvellous photographs. An iconic photographer.

  2. I have signed copy of Jane Bown’s book ‘Faces-The Creative Process Behind Great Portraits’. In her Introduction she writes, ‘The best picture is usually the first or the last, so I prefer not to take too many in between’. What a great piece of advice for those of us who use digital cameras and camera phones to just snap away disregarding all the rules of photography and composition!

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