IN THE SIXTIES
These are just a few of my favourite photographs by Frank Habicht, who began his career after he graduated from the Hamburg School of Photography in 1962, working as a freelance photographer for publications such as Twen, Esquire, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. In his varied career he has also worked as a stills photographer for the film directors Roman Polanski, Bryan Forbes and Jules Dassin, as a freelance photographer for Top of the Pops (1969) and as the in-house photographer for Hugh Hefner's Playboy Club in London (1970). Although Frank photographed some of the most iconic faces of the 1960s such as Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg and The Rolling Stones, he also had the ability to capture the essence of the decade through his images of lesser known individuals. Much of this work can be found in his book Young London's Permissive Paradise published in 1969, however, it is difficult to find an in-expensive copy these days, as it has become a highly sought after collectable. As an alternative, you could try looking for a copy of In the Sixties published in 1998, from which the following scans were taken, as the book features a selection of the same work from this period.
Live it to the hilt, René, Westminster Bridge, 1968.
My heart leaps up when I behold.
Part of the scene, Alice, London socialite, Rolling Stones Concert, Hyde Park, London, 1969.
Leaving tomorrow behind, Mata Hari Boutique, Earls Court, 1967.
Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves.
PHOTO CREDITSAll Images scanned by Sweet Jane from the book "In the Sixties", all photographs & photographic titles by Frank Habicht.