Spotlight: Gill by Sam Haskins: 1962

. Saturday, April 17, 2010

A look back at Gill, Sam Haskin's quintessential natural beauty.  First published in 1962's Five Girls, this shoot profoundly influenced contemporary fashion photography, and continues to inspire to this day.

"Gill was an art student in Johannesburg in the early sixties. Not a professional model, she just walked into the studio one day and was a total natural in front of the camera.
There were stories of Vietnam soldiers taking copies of Five Girls (often gifted to them by their wives or girlfriends) to war, so Gill was also a Vietnam pinup. The fan mail generated by Five Girls in the 60s included letters from both men and women."  

Sam Haskins


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