60's Photo Peter Greenhill 60s Photographer Angie Pringle

Peter Greenhill's professional career began in the 1950's as a fashion illustrator, cartoonist & caricaturist in a press house in Barrett Street, London. During the fifties he studied sculpture at St. Martins School of Art under Dame Elizabeth Frink. Checking the light meter on location at Chiswick House

In the 1960's he joined two photographic partnerships and by 1966 had decided to specialise in fashion & beauty photography. This he continued until the beginning of the 1970's.

Several of the pictures included in this collection were shot for the international Dutch company C & A, the brief being to improve their public image in this country. This was achieved by the use of classical-style models and some traditional locations.

On location in Mallorca.

Peter also spent some time working on Mediterranean sessions and some of these examples are shown on this web site.

All of the original images were printed by the late great Gerry Dickens and by the equally talented Paul Campbell. The set properties and styling were by Veronica Malim & Isabel Vasseur and the hairstyles by
Michael Taylor & Aaron Glynn.

Peter is the only photographer to have taken Twiggy on location without using her. The then 16 year-old was just starting out on her explosive career and spent a week with her manager, Justin de Villeneuve, relaxing on a Tunisian beach as, incredibly, she was considered to be too small for the garments available for the shoot. See 'Tunisia' photo on the 'Models' Page.

Several models went on to enjoy additional careers; Tania Mallet & Caroline Munro became Bond Girls ( in 'Goldfinger' & 'The Spy Who Loved Me' respectively ). Jenny Hanley followed her parents into acting and appeared in 'On Her Majesty’s Secret Service', 'Return Of The Saint', 'Softly Softly' & 'The Persuaders'. Jane Lumb was to be seen in 'Dr Who & The Daleks' and two of the 'Carry On' films.

Model Sandra Paul

Maureen Walker married Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch) and tours the world in 'Star Wars' conventions. Pat Booth (Peter's very first model) became an accomplished photographer and went on to be a best-selling novelist.

Sharing a joke Veronica Malim Isabel Vasseur
Hair stylist Mike Taylor
Joanna Lumley & Peter on a shoot

We hope you enjoy this retrospective glance at the work of a photographer who was around during a special time in British fashion history.
Since 1977 Peter & his wife Gilly have been making miniature knights for collectors, specialising in mediaeval heraldry. Three of his books on the subject are available for sale on their web site at:-


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