Scents of Smell

19 magazine, 1970s, hand tinting, Inspirational Images, james wedge, japonisme, Make-up, marie helvin, Mitsukiku, photomontage
Immersed in a bottle of Nina Ricci’s L’Air Du Temps toilet water, £2.15, and surrounded by a mass of colourful blooms – rose, geranium, lily of the valley and chrysanthemums – we show a pure silk kimono by Mitsukiku, £21, and make-up from the Boots No. 7 range.

This illustrative image for an article about scents and smell also perfectly showcases James Wedge’s genius for hand-tinting and photomontage.

Modelled by Marie Helvin.

Photographed by James Wedge.

Scanned from 19 Magazine, November 1971.

Mild Sauce: Montage by Hand

1970s, Bob Carlos Clarke, hand tinting, mild sauce, photomontage

Bob Carlos Clarke

Photographed and crafted by Bob Carlos Clarke.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Creative Photography, 1977

Vintage Adverts: Steiner. The first name in Photomontage

1970s, cosmopolitan, mild sauce, photomontage, Vintage Adverts


Oh I do love a bit of photomontage, and this Steiner hair advert is just glorious. It was certainly a favourite technique of James Wedge, but I’m not sure they’re quite his style – they’re rather more straightforward and less painted. Although that’s not to denigrate them; I love the simplicity of the layout, which belies how entirely fiendish it was to make pictures like this. We take such effects for granted in the age of photoshop, but these would have been incredibly time-consuming…

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, October 1973