Mick Jagger by David Bailey
On a flying visit to England I stopped in to Hamilton's Gallery to see the show of David Bailey's enlarged contact sheets. They're very large, effective, a trip down memory lane, and a reminder of his place as the English Avedon. Here are a few of my favorites:
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Next door to Hamilton's the Timothy Taylor Gallery had an original Diane Arbus show tucked away in the back - a selection of her most summery pictures. I guess it's not surprising that a photographer who roamed the streets would do well in the summer but Arbus is in some ways so dark one wouldn't always put the two together. Anyway, a selection of known and unknown:
A very long time ago the photos Bailey selected from the contacts on display were published in a limited edition... about 50x50 centimetre format. And although I no longer have the complete set, at least a few of the loose leaf pages have followed me through many, many years of travels.
Your post reminds me that I need to try and find them again, particularly a memorable shot of the delightful Jane Birkin...
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