Photographs 1961-1971

Scope and Content

A. J G Ballard's desk (at Shepperton), showing a Remington Travel-Riter Deluxe typewriter, transistor radio and various papers. On the back wall, a poster for an Italian exhibition (1967-68) of surrealist works indicates the earliest possible date of the photograph. Black and white, 145 x 200mm, with 'Jim's Desk' inscribed across the image.

B-F. Rio de Janeiro (1969) showing Ballard relaxing with others, including Brian Aldiss and Robert Sheckley. Five black and white photographs (each 85 x 85mm) with identifying information on the verso.

G. Ballard and Eduardo Paolozzi, in his studio (c 1970). Black and white (copy image), 100 x 150mm.

H. A colour photograph (125 x 175mm) showing Ballard travelling in the back seat of a veteran car. With a set of 19 colour negatives in their original wallet that do not include the negative of the colour print but do include other images of the same vehicle. The wallet records Ballard's name and address and is dated 3 May 1971. For background information, see Ballard, 'The Car, The Future' (Drive, 1971), reprinted in A User's Guide to the Millennium (1996): 'Drive invited me to join a veteran car rally across Germany to celebrate the seventieth anniversay of Mercedes-Benz and the launching of a new model'. The article identifies the veteran vehicle as a Renault (from 1904).

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Not Public Record(s)

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

8 photographs (A-H) of different sizes, and 19 colour negatives (35mm).