David Bailey (b. 1938) was born in east London and has been an internationally renowned photographer for more than 50 years. ‘If you came from the East End, there were only three things you could be – a boxer, a car thief or maybe a musician,’ Bailey once stated …
Top: September 1961. Photograph: David Bailey. This is the first of three innovative fashion shoots from the late summer of 1961 that nods to a new journalistic mood. Bailey plays with depth of field and selective focus to create filmic sequences and a faux narrative that resonated with Wolsey’s fluent layouts. His positioning of the curt headline and standfirst and the long caption drives the story through to the following pages.
Anne Braybon, art director, curator and photo historian, London
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