Portraits Looking for a Home
Bernadette Keenan emailed me in August, telling me:
"I have come across some
photographs of models taken by C G Reddington A.R.P.S . I was given them
several years ago by a friend in Edinburgh.
I would be willing to
re-unite these photos with the models or families. Are you are able
to help me with this in any way . It would be really nice to be able
to pass them on to the families."
Cyril Reddington was one of the studio workers
at Edinburgh Photographic Society in the 1960s.
Gillanders the Portrait Photographer and Senior Lecturer in
Photography who has had many of his photographs published in books and
accepted in exhibitions recalls:
remember Cyril Reddington well – in fact as a young keen photographer, I
attended his studio instruction sessions and learnt initial techniques
from him. His portraiture tended to be of the pictorialist style –
attractive ladies and old men - none of whom were elevated by being given
[Robin Gillanders: August 2008]
Here are four of
Bernadette Keenan's portraits taken by the Edinburgh Photographic Society
member, Cyril Reddington. Bernadette tells me that the names of the
models in her Cyril Reddington photos are Anne, Hilary, Jan, Jennifer,
Margaret, Mattey, Pauline and Susan.
three models below are Margaret, Anne, Jan. No name is given on the
If you recognise these
models and know how to contact them or their families, please email me,
then I'll pass on your message to Bernadette.
- Peter Stubbs: August 22, 2008