John Couzins

John was planning a Gallery Exhibition of his own work for some time but sadly passed away on July 4th 2009 without initiating the project. His intentions were further enhanced when The National Portrait Gallery approached him in 2008 regarding their Ida Kar exhibition which ran from 10th March to 19th of June 2011.

The family members felt it appropriate to fulfil his intentions albeit in a broader website based display of images. There may also be a Gallery Exhibition at some stage in the future.

The task of reviewing, cataloguing and scanning was considerably more difficult than initially anticipated due to the varied nature of John’s work and the size and extent of his archive.
The end result is a Gallery of over 300 images divided into three categories:

Portraits (255)
Commercial and Advertising (51)
Other (52)


Where a subject has been photographed several times they will be displayed in a tiled gallery format where an image can be clicked upon to view a larger version.

The displayed archive of photographs is wide ranging in subject matter but appear frequently without the benefit of an identified or named subject or location or date. There is a facility to post a comment on individual images should you recognise the photo or wish to say something about it in general.

Please feel free to participate

John Couzins

There archive is much larger than currently on file but the “A” List has to date not surfaced. That’s a great shame as both his portrait and commercial work was truly stunning. Should we get lucky and the images ‘lost in storage’ resurface they will of course be added to the site. We live in hope that something will turn up! In the meantime we hope you enjoy John’s digital display.

Martin Couzins and Family Members and Friends of John Malcolm Couzins – 1948 to 2009

( last updated January 2016 )