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Models, Photographers, and Swinging-60s London: How Blow Up Was Made

John Cowan—whose 39 Princes Place studio was used as a set in Blow-Up—documented parts of the film himself. Cowan was hired by Antonioni to advise on this fashion shoot in the film. According to Philippe Garner, co-writer of a book that analyzes and contextualizes the film, Cowan was one of the first photographers to have a two-way radio in his car, which he says was surely the inspiration for Antonioni’s placing one in Thomas’s Rolls-Royce. © John Cowan.