Duffy by David Bailey

On Monday night a great friend and mentor very sadly passed away. Brian Duffy, known professionally and to friends as Duffy was not only one of the greatest British fashion photographers of all time, but was also a talented artist, a fervent Marxist, a loving grandfather, father and husband and one of the most inspiring people I have ever been fortunate enough to know.

Working together with Duffy and his son Chris on various shoots, helping to compile the Duffy archive, curate his exhibition and create his documentary are all processes that I feel extremely proud to have been a part of. The aesthetic value of the photographic legacy he leaves behind is unsurpassed. As well as his own experimental work it includes some of the most iconic photographic images ever created including Bowie’s “Aladdin Sane,” that notorious Benson and Hedges advertising campaign of the seventies, two Pirelli calendars, The Beatles recording at Abbey Road – thus far I’ve hardly touched upon the wealth of imagery that his archive contains.

To take a look of some of his most notorious works, visit The Duffy Website:  http://www.duffyphotographer.com

Peace and Love Duffy, you will be greatly remembered and sorely missed.

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