Born in east London on 2 March 1938, David Bailey CBE is the world renowned photographer, is better known for his iconic portraits of famous figures such as the Beatles, Mick Jagger and the Kray brothers rather than for his sculptural enterprises.
Bailey began his career in 1959 as a photographic assistant at the John French studio before being contracted as a fashion photographer for Vogue magazine in 1960.
Ever since then he has worked prolifically within the world of celebrity media and in collaboration with numerous magazines and newspapers and has recently done a series of portraits of well known figures on the British Art scene for GQ.
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer.
You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things.
But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
Another quote from David
“I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked”.