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96/44/1-3/5 Colour transparencies (6), film, photographs by David Mist, London [and Mexico], 1965-1967. Click to enlarge.

1960s photographs of London

Made 1963

Five of this group of six colour transparencies provide an intimate portrait of London streets in during the 1960s. David also shot an interesting series of portraits of tradespeople in London around the same time. Both series, reflect Mist’s ongoing interest in reportage or social documentary image making.

This set of candid colour street photographs (digitized by the Museum in 2013) capture the vibrant, colourful street life of Carnaby Street (Soho) and Brompton Road (Knightsbridge), London ...


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Object Statement

Colour transparencies (6), film, photographs by David Mist, London [and Mexico], 1965-1967

Physical Description

Colour transparencies (6), film, photographs by David Mist, London [and Mexico], 1965-1967

Six photographs of London and [Mexico or Greece]
1. Photograph of the Lord John with colourful mural, Carnaby Street, Soho, London.
2. Photograph of Larks and Sparks boutique on Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, painted red with yellow signage, and a black Volkswagon beetle parked in front of the shop
3. Photograph of The Kemps boutique, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge painted blue with yellow signage.
4. Photograph of a Duke of York pub with London telephone booth.
5. Photograph of models posing in front of the TreCamp shop.
6. Photograph of model, possibly Caroline Drury, in a restaurant in [Mexico].



Photographs taken by Mist on a return trips to London during the 1960s (possibly 1963, 1965 or 1967).

David Mist, Sydney-based commercial photographer. Born London, arrived Australia 1961. After arriving in Australia, Mist joined the studio of Le Guay and Nesbitt which he renamed 'Studio Ten' after Studio 5 in London where he'd been working before migrating to Australia. Studio Ten was located on Clarence Street in the city, and later moved to Nickson Street, Surry Hills (1982).





Part of the David Mist photography archive 96/44/1.

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1960s photographs of London 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 18 October 2019, <>


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