Ron Falloon isn't a name synonymous with 1960s fashion photography, but maybe that's because his collection of iconic images spent years in the attic gathering dust. A wedding gift of a print for a friend prompted a resurrection of his work which can now be viewed at Gallery 54 in Shepherd Market.
The collection delivers everything you'd expect from a 60s fashion collection; Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Cilla Black, Marianne Faithful, mini skirts and plug sockets... well, perhaps not plugs then but these images hark back to an era when the photography was real and the models even more so and if Twiggy happens to be standing next to a plug with scuffed shoes then so be it.
We were lucky enough to visit the collection when both the curator and Mr Falloon himself were present to give us an impromptu guided tour of the collection pointing out personal favourites and telling us the stories behind the models and the pictures. With a mix of studio and location shots the collection is considerately put together and demonstrates well Falloon’s talents behind the lens.
You won't find anything new or groundbreaking hanging in the gallery, nor will you learn more about the decade, fashion or models (unless you also catch Falloon of course!) but the genre is well complemented by this new collection and it's definitely worth a view.
Ron Falloon - The Man Who Shot The 60s, Gallery 54, W1 until 13th September, free entry.