Seventeen Fabulous John Hinde Butlin Postcards c.1970
- n the late 1960s and early 1970s, the prestigious John Hinde Studio, based in Dublin, produced a series of elaborately staged photographs that were made into popular postcards - sold at Butlins holiday camps throughout the UK. In those days more than a million Britons had a holiday at Butlins every year. Three photographers, two German (Elmar Ludwig and Edmund NÃ¤gele) and one British (David Noble) took photographs to Hindeâ€™s detailed and meticulous instructions. Each photograph utilised a large casts of real holidaymakers acting out roles in huge, beautifully lit â€˜narrative tableauxâ€™ of Beachcomber bars, gardens, outdoor swimming pools, ballrooms and snooker halls. The Somerset born Hinde sold his company in 1972 to pursue his love of painting.