Archive for the ‘Calendars’ Category

Summer’s coming

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The daffodils are up in London. The Scandinavian’s are taking their last weekend skiing breaks of the season and in three month’s time balmy days in Stockholm will look like this.

From Sam’s 1977 Pentax Calendar shoot in Scandinavia.

Red Boat Stockholm by Sam Haskins

Calendar Exhibition in Paris further extended to September 10th

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Sam's show at Ofr in Paris has been further extended to September 10th.

The bookstore/gallery is open 7 days a week and is situated just south of Republic in the charming leafy streets of the Marais.


This is the first ever retrospective of Sam's calendar assignments spanning 30 years of work. The show also includes two rare vintage black and white prints - printed, retouched and signed by Sam and a selection of contemporary inkjet prints of iconic images from the sixties. Plus the first showing in Europe of the only limited editions (a set of four images in an edition of 10 each) ever printed by Sam - produced just before his death last November.

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Celebrating Summer and Paris

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Ofr Bookstore and Gallery are hosting an intimate fun show of Sam's work. This is the first retrospective of Sam's legendary calendar photography, produced primarily for Pentax from 1971 to 2000. The show runs from July 9th through to the end of August.

The 'Summer' part of the theme is obviously represented by the calendars whereas 'Paris' is being represented by 'November Girl' in various states of deshabillé with her melancholic longings in a bohemian bedroom and a cigarette to hand. In fact, the pictures were shot in Sam's studio in Johannesburg in 1966, using sets he styled and built, 'November Girl' has always been a firm favourite with the French who view her as quintessentially Parisian.

Two very rare signed vintage prints (with a handful of exceptions, Sam's vintage archive was unsigned) will be offered along with contemporary prints and vintage calendars.

See you in Paris...


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Agrandir le plan

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Style Power to the Pedal

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

The humble bicycle is once again having its day – pushing back against the motor car in urban environments. Not only environmentally friendly and cost efficient cycling is also becoming stylish and cool in all sorts of ways. At last week’s opening of the Bill Cunningham exhibition at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in NY, a new phenomenon appeared in the evolution of cool partying – the bicyle valet. The super stylish guests were free wheeling up to the red carpet hopping off their bikes and walking straight in to the show – the valets just handed them a ticket and the bikes were kept right next to the entrance – instantly ready when the guests were ready to leave.

Here’s a snapshot of one of the bike valets, taken by my son on his phone.


Its instantly obvious, in very bicycle centric cities, like Amsterdam and Munich, that cycling is treated by many as a fashion show cat-walk on two wheels.

Nothing new about that. Here’s the famous Ramón Casas painting depicting himself and Pere Romeu on a tandem bicycle. The picture was a centerpiece in the “Four Cats” restaurant where the twenty year old Picasso mingled with the Barcelona art establishment.

To the right is a shot I did for a car rental company calendar in the 70s – each ‘month’ depicted a different mode of transport.


Here’s another image from the same calendar.


Below is an impromtu cylcle image, a snatched snap, from a calendar assignment in Normandy.


The following cycle images are from Cowboy Kate.



Here are the individual elements of the spread.



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