David Bailey and the Swinging Sixties Scene

2011-09-06 2

David Bailey was one of the most prominent photographers during his time. He helped shape an era in fashion and was known for his black and white high-contrast photographs.

David Bailey, self-portrait image© David Bailey via Another Mag

In the 1960’s, there was an era in London dubbed as ‘Swinging Sixties’. This era came about when David Bailey, together with other photographers Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy, started a culture celebrating high fashion. They socialized mostly with famous actors, actresses and musicians. With this newly found fame, they were labelled as ‘The Black Trinity’. The images that he captures through the lens of his camera shows strong emotions from his subjects. This is what makes him one of the most celebrated photographers in Britain.

Salvadore Dali, Paris 1972 image© David Bailey via PDN Gallery

Having dyslexia didn’t stop him from doing what he loves. His iconic style consisting of black and white high-contrast photos paved the way for his rise to fame. During the ‘Swinging Sixties’ era, he photographed Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithful and The Beatles.

Mick Jagger, 1964 image © David Bailey via PDN Gallery

Apart from having celebrity status through his associations, David Bailey’s British Vogue cover shots also contributed to his success. He has 29 cover shots for Vogue, spanning from 1961 to 1992. In 2010, Vogue celebrated over 50 years of working with Bailey with a grand party attended by well-known icons, such as Tom Ford, Mary Quant and Kelly Brook among others.

Jack Nicholson, London 1984 via PDN Gallery

Regardless of his success, he still strives to do something daring and new that will keep him in the forefront of his career.

Francis Bacon, London Studio 1983 © David Bailey via PDN Gallery

For more of David Bailey’s works, visit David Bailey's official website.

written by jeanmendoza on 2011-09-06 #david-bailey #vogue #analog-photography #fashion #photographer #sixties #lifestyle

2 Comments

  1. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    t'was a nice read featuring very nice photos indeed - thanks @jeanmendoza

  2. poparama
    poparama ·

    love it!

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