About the British photographer, David Bailey (b. 1938, in London)
David BAILEY is a photographic autodidact who, after an assistantship at the John French Studio (1959), obtained a contract as a fashion photographer with Vogue Magazine and from then on worked mainly freelance. Known as a chronicler of 'Swinging London', he served as the model for the figure of the star photographer in Michelangelo Antonioni's cult film 'Blow Up' in 1966. He portrayed numerous people of the fashion, music and film scene as well as the English royal family. Less well known are his everyday scenes documented on numerous trips abroad, in which often nameless people in their poor living environment are the focus.
Photo books by and about the work of David BAILEY
'Trouble and Strife' (1980); 'Black and White Memories' (1983, Ausstellungskatalog); 'Archive One. 1957-1969' (1999); 'Birth of the Cool. 1957-1969' (2000); 'Locations' (2003); 'Havana' (2006); 'NY JS DB 62' (2007); 'Eye' (2009); 'Flowers, Skulls, Contacts' (2010); 'Delhi Dilemma' (2011); 'Stardust' (2014); 'East End' (2014); 'Tears and Tears' (2015); 'Naga Hills' (2017); '117 Polaroids' (planned for 2022); 'Matilda' (planned for 2022); 'Road to Barking' (planned for 2022)