Jill Kennington

English model

Jill Kennington (born 2 Januar 1943)[1] is a Breetish fashion model an photographer. She is best kent for her appearance in Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film Blow-Up.[2]

Early life eedit

Jill Kennington wis born in the veelage o Riby, Lincolnshire on 2 Januar 1943.[3] She grew up on a ferm thare, wi twa sisters an a brither.[3] She wis eddicatit at a buirding schuil in the Lake District, and a feenishin schuil in Sussex.[3]

Career eedit

At the age o 18, Kennington stairtit at Michael Whittaker's smaw "schuil" for aspirin models an efter anerly twa days, met Norman Hartnell who wis aboot tae dae a major UK tour; he declared, "Darling, you are going to be my mascot".[4] She toured as ane o Hartnell's models for aboot a month's time.[4]

Kennington met photographer John Cowan in Februar 1962 an it wis throu her wirk wi Cowan that she made her name as a model in the 1960s.[5] Cowan injectit action an dynamism intae his shuits that haed previously been lackin in fashion photography. Wirk frae that period is in the collection o the Victoria and Albert Museum,[6] while wirk wi ither photographers, includin Norman Parkinson an Lord Lichfield is in the collection o the National Portrait Gallery.[1] She wis twice on the front cover o Vogue. Kennington haes wirkit wi the photographers David Bailey, Terence Donovan, Brian Duffy, Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff, Richard Avedon, William Klein, an Bob Richardson an aw.[7]

Kennington discussed her transeetion frae model tae photographer in a interview wi Vogue in 2013.[8] She continues tae wirk as a model an is representit bi TESS Management.[9]

Personal life eedit

Kennington's seicont husband is Richard Courtauld, wi whom she haes twa childer.[3]

References eedit

  1. a b "Jill Kennington (1943–), Fashion model and photographer". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 22 Julie 2014.
  2. Photos: Antonioni's Blow-Up and Swinging 1960s London. Vanity Fair, 15 April 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  3. a b c d Jill Kennington. Marshwood Vale Magazine, 1 October 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  4. a b Photos: Models, Photographers, and Swinging-60s London: How Blow Up Was Made, Vanity Fair, accessdate: 4 September 2014
  5. oxforddnb.com: Oxford DNB article: Cowan, John Anthony, accessdate: 28/08/2014
  6. Jill Kennington, March 1964. Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  7. About Archived 2014-07-12 at the Wayback Machine, Jill Kennington. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  8. From Model To Photographer: Jill Kennington Exhibits. Archived 2014-09-03 at the Wayback Machine Sarah Karmali, Vogue, 2 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  9. Jill Kennington. TESS Management. Retrieved 28 August 2014.

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