Bailey Exposed (paperback)
If you make your mark early on, youre lumbered with it. I bet Michelangelo said Not another f***ing ceiling! David Bailey
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Born into a working-class family in Londons East End in 1938, David Bailey became the best-known photographer of his generation and has led a life that most people can only dream of. His iconic portraits of some of the worlds most famous figures helped to define the fashionable London scene of the 1960s, and soon propelled him into the centre of that world.
Drawing on numerous interviews, some previously unpublished, and illustrated with many iconic photographs as well as previously unpublished images from Baileys private archive, this book explores the man behind the camera. His outspoken and irreverent observations on life, death, women, style, fashion, sex, class, the movies, the sixties, photography and Hitler are as thought-provoking as they are revealing.
The book also contains the reflections of some of the illustrious figures Bailey has worked with, among them Angelica Huston, Paul Smith, Jerry Hall, Catherine Deneuve, Mary Quant, Kenneth Williams, Jean Shrimpton, Penelope Tree, Damien Hirst and Diana Vreeland, as well as fellow photographers Cecil Beaton, Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy. In their interviews and writings over the years, these figures have provided some fascinating insights into the experience of being the focus of Baileys lens.
David Bailey is one of the worlds best-known photographers. His previous publications include Baileys East End (2013), Heroes (2010), Eye (2009), 8 Minutes: Hirst & Bailey (2009), Is that so Kid (2008), NY JS DB 62 (2007), Havana (2006), Baileys Democracy (2005), Locations (2003), Art of Violence (2003), Chasing Rainbows (2001), If We Shadows (2001), Archive One (1999), Rock & Roll Heroes (1997), The Lady Is a Tramp (1995), Trouble and Strife (1980), Papua New Guinea (1975), Goodbye Baby & Amen (1969) and Box of Pin-Ups (1964).
6 February 2014
978 1 85514 466 8
160 x 125mm (P)
60 b/w and colour
Approx 3,000 words
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