Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Happy Snapper

David Bailey has become an icon of the sixties even though he made his name photographing so many icons himself. At the age of 22 in 1960 he shot for Vogue for the first time and his photography has revolutionised the face of fashion photography ever since.

We had a great digital journalism class yesterday wondering around the university grounds snapping lots of gorgeous things in the sun. The sun looked beautiful on the river. I really enjoy looking at photographs, I am definitely a happy snapper but don't have the skills of Bailey. Maybe if I had got to snap John Lennon or Mick Jagger things would have been different though.

Pure Sixties Pure Bailey is a new selling exhibition featuring Bailey's work at Bonhams in London and is on from 7 March to 7 April 2010.

Jean Shrimpton looing suitably sultry.

Catherine Deneuve. Bailey brought humour as well as beauty to photographs.

A Rolling Stones contact sheet. Oh to have been Anita Pallenberg or Marianne Faithful seducing and inspiring these men. Groupies just aren't the same nowadays - or the bands aren't, I'm not sure. This looks like it would have been a fun shoot to be on.

Mick and his lush lips.

I'm off on a mini holiday to Glasgow for four weeks in April on a work placement. So it's not really a holiday, in fact I'm hoping I can charm my employers so much that they may offer me employment in the future. This is a long shot but it's worth a try. Now must get thinking on work outfits for the big city - as in Scotland's biggest city.

Fresh and white. reduced to £20 in Warehouse.

Cross body bag from New Look.

Shorts from Warehouse. I feel like I'm going somewhere really hot for my placement - forgetting that it's actually Glasgow and an umbrella will be more appropriate!
Comfy flats from Miss Selfridge.

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