David Bailey: 50 years of photography

The 75th Percentile

Regarded as an image-maker, chronicler of our age, photographer David Bailey has captured shots of some of the biggest names throughout fashion and entertainment. His catalogue is full of iconic images.

For instance, his work with model Jean Shrimpton during the 1960′s was so influential that it is credited with playing a key role in her becoming one of the style icons of the Swinging London period.

David Bailey © Camera Eye Ltd David Bailey © Camera Eye Ltd

David Bailey rose to fame as a fashion photographer in the early 1960s. In 1965 he published a loose portfolio of 36 portraits of the mainly-male fashionable elite celebrating the growing celebrity culture of the sixties, called ‘David Bailey’s box of pin-ups’ . Below is a picture of the ultimate sixties pin-ups, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

David Bailey © Camera Eye Ltd David Bailey © Camera Eye Ltd

In one of his most iconic pieces, David Bailey photographed Jack Nicholson after the…

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