David Mist Archive Collection
Description brief: A large archive created by and relating to the Sydney based commercial photographer David Mist from the 1960s to 1980s.
David Mist was a British born photographer who emigrated to Australia in 1961. In London he trained at Studio 5 with John Cole and Cecil Beaton. When he arrived in Sydney he joined the renowned Sydney photographer, Laurence Le Guay and his partner John Nesbitt in their photography business, renaming the business Studio Ten. Studio Ten was one of the leading commercial and fashion photography studios in Sydney from the 1950s through to the 1980s. Mist's work, like Henry Talbot's Melbourne archive, characterises the promotion of fashion in Sydney during this period. David Mist's photography also extended into the documentary idiom. In this genre, his major projects include photographs produced for his 'Sydney' book of photographs of 1969 and 'Made in Australia' book, also of 1969, which captured shots of Australian women. As one of Sydney's most active commercial photography studios since the 1950s, Studio Ten produced some memorable Australian images, including images of car parks, hairstyles and protests. As well as photographs, negatives and transparencies, this archive includes newspaper clippings and other forms of biographical material relating to the photographer.
Some material in this collection may be subject to copyright
A selection of material is avialable on the Powerhouse Museum Website
Architectural views; Commercial photography; Fashion photography
City and town views
David Mist; Studio Ten
Sydney, New South Wales , Australia