‘It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer … it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary’ David Bailey
Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue of portraits personally selected by Bailey from the wide range of subjects and groups that he has captured over the last five decades. The book, like the exhibition, is structured thematically, with iconic images presented alongside many lesser-known and previously unseen portraits, and includes an illuminating introduction by the art historian Tim Marlow.
RRP £45, hardback
Special Gallery price £35
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Available to purchase from Gallery shops from 6 February 2014.
‘If you make your mark early on, you’re lumbered with it. I bet Michelangelo said ‘Not another f***ing ceiling!”’ David Bailey
Drawing on numerous interviews and illustrated with many iconic photographs as well as unseen images from Bailey’s private archive, this book explores the man behind the camera. His outspoken and irreverent observations on life, death, women, style, fashion, sex, class, movies, the sixties, photography, Photoshop, and Hitler are as thought-provoking as they are revealing.
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