Wed, February 5, 2014
- Mick Jagger, 1964, by David Bailey © David Bailey
- Kate Moss, 2013, by David Bailey © David Bailey
Nobody captured the Swinging Sixties — and its icons — quite like David Bailey. He’s given us so many of the era’s defining images: a doe-eyed Jean Shrimpton, the cool denizens of East End London, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who… But there’s more to this photographer’s oeuvre, which goes on full display at London’s National Portrait Gallery tomorrow. Beyond the images of Youthquake cool, Bailey’s Stardust includes his work across decades and continents, from Eighties Jerry Hall and current Kate Moss to Australian Aboriginals and Papua New Guinea natives. With over 250 photos, selected and printed by the man himself, this is one exhibit not to be missed.