Welcome to the photography of John Hendy.

John was my father, and a keen amateur photographer for over 50 years. After he passed away very suddenly in November 2008, I decided to scan all of his photos and started work on this site. His archive amounts to 850 rolls of black and white film, 650 more of colour negative film and over 11,000 colour slides. Not forgetting a bit of digital. Fortunately he was very methodical about cataloguing everything and spent quite some time after he retired creating a database to log and describe all of the films and slides – something that has made my job a lot easier than it could have been.

I started posting occasional photos to a blog (see the link in the menu at the top), before I started this site to show various categories of images, and lots more of them. I’ve also set up a Facebook page.
The blog has generated a surprising amount of interest, leading to a dozen 1959 Le Mans images being used in a book and some pictures from King’s Road being been used on a Beatles-related website. Four of the King’s Road photos also appeared in a Proud Gallery exhibition about the 60s fashion designer Ossie Clark.
Various photos have also been mentioned on a number of other blogs and forums, and one person now living in Australia identified his wife in a 1950s “lovely ankles” competition, while someone else found a photo of his wife and her sisters.

Enjoy the site.

Simon Hendy

PS: If you’re interested, I have my own photography site over at www.shendy.co.uk.

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