Last night I stayed up entirely too late, watching a biopic about photographer David Bailey on the Sundance Channel. If like me, you are unfamiliar with this name; you may be surprised to know that you are familiar with some of his photographs. Bailey first came to prominence with his work for British Vogue, in the sixties. During the time of a youth revolution in London, Bailey also broke with convention in fashion photography and started a sort of revolution of his own. Magazines could no longer be pretentious images that catered to only the elite. Instead, they had to appeal to a younger generation who used fashion as a means of self-expression.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Bailey photographed so many pop culture icons, its hard to limit how many I post!
I love this cover, the photo and the fashion are so timeless.
Gerard Malanga, Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol, Chuck WeinIf you get a chance, be sure to watch this program. Although, try not to lose as much sleep as I did:)
1. PDN gallery
2. Unnatural Eye
3. Vogue archives