A home for the things I think are worthy of sharing. Will largely be photography based.

Duffy – The Man who Shot the Sixties

Two post in one day!

Another of the Photographers mentioned in the June Edition of Professional Photographer was Duffy. (This one I did know about)

According to the Magazine:

“As a child during the war, the young Duffy (he was rarely called Brian, his first name) played in abandoned, bombed-out houses and was moved to a new school every time he got into trouble. Landing at an institution that took waywayrd youths on cultural excursions he was introduced to a world of art galleries and opera, and went on to study dress design at Saint Martins School of Art. While freelancing at Harpar’s Bazaar his interest in photography grew and he set about applying for assisting roles before shooting his first fashion story for the Sunday Times. With David Bailey and Terence Donovan, he captured the spirit of 1960s London and shot for fashion magazines in London, New York and Paris. One of his most famous creations is the 1973 image of David Bowie’s “Aladdin Sane” album. The iconic image of the rock star with a lightening bolt flash across his face was inspired by the design on a Panasonic rice cooker. Despite working in advertising in the late 1970’s, by the end of the decade he had become disillusioned  with photography and set fire to most of his negatives. Thirty years later, just before Duffy’s death, his son found some had survived and staged a retrospective.”

 

Aaaanyway – getting to the point. This video has just popped up on one of my feeds – looks like it’s an hour long – thought I’d share it.

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