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 woman lying on an exercise machine at the Elly Lukas School of Elegance. The machine is split into three parts, top, middle and bottom. The top and bottom sections are angled so her feet and head are elevated and the middle section is lowered to a box near her hips. She is lying on her side facing the camera. Behind her are director chairs near a window.

Physical Description

Black and white cellulose acetate negative.

More Information