Beauty Spots Series

In the 1950s, W. S. Thomson shifted his focus exclusively towards colour photography. At the end of the decade, he believed it was time for something new and innovative, and thus embarked on the Beauty Spots Series. These books were spiral-bound collections of 12 large-format landscape-oriented colour prints, each larger than A4 size. The initial issues of the series featured a colour photograph on the cover. Thomson published Highland Beauty Spots and Scottish Beauty Spots while residing in Kilmallie House, Corpach, Fort William.

After moving from Fort William to Edinburgh in 1961, he continued the Beauty Spots series and used thick brown paper for the cover. Each edition included a one-page introduction about the area where the photographs were taken.

Thomson created this series to expand his business, in addition to publishing his own postcards. He established W. S. Thomson (Colour Photography) Ltd.

Copies of the Beauty Spots Series are hard to find.

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