Bailey's Stardust

Posted on 26 October 2013

David Bailey is iconic 1960's fashion photographer, who once said "I believe that sleeping with my models, helps to create better photographs". Oh well, I don't really mind how you, Bailey, created these photographs all I know - they are timeless.
Bailey shot his first cover for Vogue in 1961 and, thanks in part to a relationship - both on and off camera - with model Jean Shrimpton, he became known as one of the key photographers of the decade, capturing "swinging London". His simple photographic style and candid, often controversial, manner mean that he captures subjects in a way that no other photographer does; flattering them and challenging them in one deft click.

David Bailey will be the focus of next summer's major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Set to be sponsored by Hugo Boss, the exhibition will be the biggest ever retrospective of the legendary photographer's work, and will run from February to June 2014.
Featuring more than 250 of his images, Bailey's Stardust was unveiled by the photographer this morning in London. Subjects including Kate Moss, Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, Jerry Hall and Helmut Newton will all be featured in the show.


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