Sunday, 2 March 2014

Bailey's Stardust

It feels like ages since I was in London but in reality it's only been two weeks. On our final day Laura and I grabbed a bowl of (the world's best) porridge at Bill's before heading to the National Portrait Gallery to see Bailey's Stardust - a collection of portraits by world famous photographer David Bailey. Bailey is renowned for his work in the 60's and at Vogue as well as friendships with icons such as Mick Jagger and Jean Shrimpton. They feature heavily throughout the exhibition alongside many other famous faces, and anonymous people from various parts of the globe.


The exhibition is separated into themes such as skulls, box of pin ups, camera phones, hard men, fashion icons and the Rolling Stones. One room is dedicated entirely to Bailey's wife Catherine and even features intimate images of her giving birth to their children. You should really visit the Portrait Gallery yourself to appreciate Bailey's Stardust in its entirety but I just wanted to share some of my favourite photographs. (No scary, nudey birth pictures here!)


Skulls...


Nelson Mandela...


David Bowie...


The Rolling Stones...


and the legendary Alexander McQueen.

The exhibition is open until 1st June this year so there's plenty time to get a glimpse of some incredible portraits personally selected by the man himself.

Christy xx

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