Thursday, February 10, 2011

David Bailey

 (Diana Vreeland)
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
 Mick Jagger
Bailey photographed so many pop culture icons, its hard to limit how many I post!
 Cover 1975
I love this cover, the photo and the fashion are so timeless.
 Cover 1962
 Cover 1965
 Jean Shrimpton
Gerard Malanga, Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol, Chuck Wein
If you get a chance, be sure to watch this program. Although, try not to lose as much sleep as I did:)
Sources:
1. PDN gallery
2. Unnatural Eye
3. Vogue archives

1 comment:

Jennifer Nicole said...

This is so interesting! I love hearing photographers stories. I'm definitely going to try and find this program. Thanks for sharing :)