London: Coo Press, 1968 - 1980. First editions. 4tos., varying paginations. Silver printed wrappers, largely illustrated from b&w photographs. A long but broken run of 136 issues, Numbers 43 -188; lacking Nos. 53, 54, 126, 133-135, 138, 142-145, 147-151, 181, 185-186. Good to very good with several numbers having minor creases to the wrappers or tips; no. 183 has the top 2 inches of the front wrapper clipped. Item #51952
Founded in June 1964 as Camera Owner, a magazine geared, as the name implied, to equipment and technique. In December 1965, Bill Jay became the editor, and in October 1967, it became Creative Camera Owner under a new publisher and owner, with an emphasis on exhibiting the works of international photographers. With Issue No. 44, this monthly became Creative Camera, and Bill Jay remained the editor through 1969, when Colin Osmond assumed the role of editor and publisher, later being joined by Pete Turner as co-editor. Primarily publishing portfolios and articles by working photographers, it occasionally published a look back at a photographer of importance. Reviews and gallery listings were among the regular features. The years 1968 - 1980 were the golden years for this magazine which introduced to its world wide audience a new group of emerging photographers, critics and historians.
Duplicates of Nos. 55-57, 61-84, 86-99, 101-103, 105-108, 113, 115-119, 121, 123, 127, 129, 130, 163, 164, and 169 are available. Condition varies, please inquire.