Sometimes tender and witty, often violent and disturbing, David Bailey's photographs have lost neither their power to arouse and to shock, nor the aesthetic appeal which makes them linger in the mind. In this collection of classic work from the 1980s, the artist abstains from any comment or explanation - each viewer sees in these pictures what he or she is prepared to see. If there is comment, it arises from the photographer's wickedly funny or coldly horrifying juxtapositions. Bob Geldof faces a Peruvian Christ figure; a laughing Anita Pallenburg and a grinning skull make up a modern vanitas. We are often attracted; we are sometimes repelled. We cannot remain indifferent. David Bailey's mature style has gained in profundity without any loss of the energy of his work in the 1960s. We see, too, that there has been no retreat from his dedication to honesty. But though these `shadows' may offend, they also excite and instruct, and show us the world of a photographer whose vision has been ever sharpened by time.
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About the Author:
David Bailey has been at the top of his profession for over forty years. Among his other books are If We Shadows, The Lady is a Tramp, Archive One, Locations, Chasing Rainbows and David Bailey's Rock and Roll Heroes, all published byThames & Hudson.
In this collection of classic work from the 1980s, Bailey abstains from any comment or explanation but shows the reader the world of a mature photographer whose vision has been sharpened by time.
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- PublisherThames and Hudson Ltd
- Publication date2001
- ISBN 10 0500282552
- ISBN 13 9780500282557
- Number of pages216