Bob Collins, photographer, scrapbooks

Scope and Content

The archive holds the following scrapbooks documenting Collins' work:

-Bob Collins 1956, contains cuttings from the following publications featuring articles or photographs by Collins: 'Photography', 'TV Mirror', 'Photoguide' magazine, 'Southern Weekly News', 'Camera World', 'Amateur Photographer', 'Sunday Graphic' and 'UK Eagle' (American Forces Newspaper). Some pages are missing.

-Bob Collins 1957, contains cuttings from the following publications featuring articles or photographs by Collins: 'TV Mirror', 'Photography', 'Amateur Photographer', 'Daily Sketch', 'Sunday Graphic', 'Mirabelle', 'Glamour' and 'TV Times'.

-Bob Collins 1958, contains cuttings from the following publications featuring articles or photographs by Collins: 'Mirabelle', 'She', 'TV Mirror', 'Picture Goer', 'Weekend', and 'Sunday Graphic'.

-Bob Collins 1958-1960, contains cuttings from the following publications featuring articles or photographs by Collins: 'She', 'TV Mirror', 'Amateur Photographer', 'Weekend', 'Sunday Graphic', 'Photo News', 'TV Times', 'Photoguide', 'The Observer', 'Everybody's', 'The Sunday Times', 'Woman's Day', 'The Guardian' and 'Woman's Illustrated'.

-Bob Collins 1960-1961, contains cuttings from the following publications featuring articles or photographs by Collins: 'Good Photography', 'Weekend', 'Woman's Illustrated', 'The Guardian', 'TV Times', 'She', 'Amateur Photographer', 'Cameras and Equipment', 'Marty', 'Picture Show', Ilford 'Amateur' night, St Martin's Christmas Programme, 'World Digest', 'Evening News', 'Daily Mail', 'Daily Express', 'Camera's', 'The Oberver' and 'Photography'.

-Bob Collins 1962-1963, contains cuttings from the following publications featuring articles or photographs by Collins: 'Good Photography', 'Men Only', 'Amateur Photographer', 'Sunday Times', '35 mm Photography', 'Queen', 'Photography and Travel', 'The British Journal of Photography', 'Photo Guide', 'Focus' (Dutch magazine), 'Evening Standard', 'She' and 'Weekend'.

-Bob Collins 1963, contains cuttings from the following publications featuring articles or photographs by Collins: 'Focus' (Dutch magazine), '35 mm Photography', 'Amateur Photographer', 'Colour Photography', 'Good Photography', 'She', 'Photography', 'Le Photographe' (French magazine), 'Princess Annual' and 'The British Journal of Photography'.

-Bob Collins 1964, contains cuttings from the following publications featuring articles or photographs by Collins: 'Good Photography', 'Amateur Photographer', 'Focus' (Dutch magazine), 'Photography and Travel', 'Practical Photography', 'Photography', 'Bible Story', 'Lintas Ltd', 'Physiotherapy Magazine', 'Le Photgraphe' (French magazine), 'The Observer', and 'Camera Magazine'.

-Bob Collins 1964-1966, contains cuttings from the following publications featuring articles or photographs by Collins: 'Good Photography', 'Amateur Photographer', 'Focus' (Dutch magazine), 'Camera Magazine', 'The British Journal of Photography', 'Photography and Travel', 'Weekend', 'Camera Owner', 'Sunday Times', 'SmalFilm' (Dutch magazine) and 'Camera Circle'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bob Collins (1924-2002) left his job as a watchmaker in 1956 to pursue a career as a freelance photojournalist. Working primarily in the field of popular entertainment, he documented the rise of singers and radio and television performers. His work frequently appeared in Picture Post, TV Mirror and Everybody's Magazine and he contributed illustrated articles for a number of photographic magazines. Focusing on spontaneous human-interest subjects, Collins favoured Microcord, Super Ikonta and Rolleiflex cameras and almost always used electronic flash. In 1982 the Royal Photographic Society held a retrospective exhibition entitled Double Image. The National Portrait Gallery hold over 200 works by Collins and in 2006 organised a display of ten of his photographs of practicing artists.

Access Information

Available to view by appointment in the Heinz Archive and Library Public Study Room, to make an appointment contact Archive Reception . Although records are generally available for public consultation, some information in them, such as personal data or information supplied to the Gallery in confidence, may be restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Personal photography is permitted for research purposes only. Photocopying is not permitted.