English photographer David Bailey is regarded as one of the nation’s best. For more than half a century, Bailey has captured the stars of music, fashion, art and film like no one else. Exactly the reason why he became one of the world’s most renowned photographers in the process. Last week, a new exhibition, called Bailey’s Stardust and sponsored by Hugo Boss, opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London, showcasing over 250 pieces (all personally selected and printed by Bailey himself) of Bailey’s portrait work since the Sixties.
Extraordinary range of subjects
The exhibition is presented thematically across a series of contrasting rooms and illustrates the extraordinary range of subjects that Bailey has captured: actors, writers, musicians, filmmakers, designers, models, artists and people encountered on his travels. Many of them famous, some anonymous, but all of them unforgettable. Bailey’s Stardust offers a beautiful opportunity to experience the work of one of the world’s greatest image-makers.
National Portrait Gallery London
6 February – 1 June 2014
Jerry Hall and Helmut Newton, 1983
Salvador Dalí and David Bailey 1972
Mick Jagger, 1964
Kate Moss, 2013