© John Drysdale / Science & Society Picture Library
John Drysdale grew up in East Africa acquiring an early interest in both photography and animals. He trained at Guildford School of Art in England in the early 1950s and worked as an assitant to Cecil Beaton taking the official photos of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. He has since worked in photo-reportage, advertising and industrial photography and won numerous awards. But perhaps his most memorable work has been in the field of humour, working with children and animals in real life situations which give a new slant on the world.
Count Basie - 1963