John Deakin was an English photographer, best known for his work centered around members of Francis Bacon’s Soho inner circle at the legendary private members’ club, The Colony Room.
Francis Bacon, 1952
William Turnbull, 1951
Keith Vaughan, 1951
Barbara Hepworth, 1952
Oliver Bernard, 1952
The Colony Room School. L-R: Timothy Behrens, Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews at Wheeler’s, 1962
George Dyer, 1964
John Deakin: Bruce Bernard, Jeffrey Bernard
Francis Bacon and George Dyer, 1960s
Girl in Cafe, late 1950s
Tony Abbro, Abbro and Varriano, newsagents, Dean Street, Soho, 1961
Roger Mayne, 1957
J.P. Donleavy, 1950s
Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho, the exhibition currently on show at The Photographer’s Gallery, will give you a glimpse of Soho’s streets and bohemian characters in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Images via The Photographer’s Gallery and http://www.filmsnotdead.com/