Extraordinary Black And White Portraits Of '60s and '70s Celebrities Taken By David Bailey – Design You Trust

Extraordinary Black And White Portraits Of ’60s and ’70s Celebrities Taken By David Bailey

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Mick Jagger, 1964

After having been fashion photographer, John French’s, assistant, David Bailey begins the 1960s with a contract with Vogue and rapidly becomes a leading figure of the Swinging London scene, chronicling the unrestricted existences of models and musicians.

Although he admits being fascinated by the Renaissance art and the painter, Caravaggio, the British photographer favors minimalist, mostly black and white frontal depictions of his sitters. With images that clearly evoke the sex, drugs and rock n’roll spirit of the decade, David Bailey also finds women he loved in his celebrity pack, from model Jean Shrimpton to Catherine Deneuve but also Anjelica Huston and Penelope Tree.

The photographer continues to mischievously capture contemporary figures such as Kate Moss who has become an illustrious successor of the Swinging Sixties, always revealing a certain kind of eccentricity in them, even when he portrays the Queen Elisabeth II whom we have so rarely seen smile so frankly.

h/t: vintag.es

Andy Warhol, 1965
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John Lennon 1965
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John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1965
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Julie Christie, 1969
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Leslie Caron, 1965
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Margaret Thatcher, 1975
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Marianne Faithfull, 1964
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Mia Farrow, 1967
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Michael Caine, 1964
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Jean Shrimpton, 1965
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The Rolling Stones, 1964
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Rudolf Nureyev, 1965
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Sue Murray, 1967
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Tania Mallet, 1964
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Nicole de la Marge, 1967
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Catherine Deneuve, 1965
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Man Ray, 1968
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Paul McCartney, 1965
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Jean Shrimpton, 1969
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Jeanne Moreau, 1964
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Alice Cooper, 1972
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April Ashley, 1961
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Andy Warhol and Penelope Tree, 1960s
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David Hockney, 1969
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Jean Luc Godard, 1968
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Brigitte Bardot, 1967
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Twiggy, 1960s
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Anna Karina, 1965
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Françoise Dorleac, 1965
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Yoko Ono and John Lennon, 1971
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Jane Holzer, 1965
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Sue Murray, 1968
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Jean Shrimpton, 1964
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