One of approximately 85,000 negatives from the Laurie Richards Collection taken by the Melbourne based Laurie Richards Studio between the 1950s-1970s.

Laurie Richards was a professional photographer who began his career as a photo-journalist, working for the Advertiser newspaper in Adelaide, and the Argus and the Herald newspapers in Melbourne. In 1953, he opened his own business and set up a photographic studio at his home at 4 Tower Avenue, Alphington, an inner suburb of Melbourne. At its peak, in the late 1960s, the Laurie Richards Studio was one of Melbourne's pre-eminent commercial photographic studios, employing twelve photographers. The Laurie Richards Studio worked mainly in advertising and public relations, and had a broad clientele which included commercial companies, government institutions and the entertainment industry.

Description of Content

Promotional image of a man working on a Neumann record cutting lathe (possibly Model AM-131 or AM-31). There is a tape machine in the left foreground which feeds the audio signal to the cabinet in the background, containing the cutting amplifier and electronic controls. From the control cabinet the audio signal is sent to the cutter head on the lathe. The man is checking the condition of the groove through the microscope.

Physical Description

Black and white cellulose acetate negative.

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