maandag 7 juni 2010
Brian Duffy Photographer of the Swinging Sixties Photography
Photographer Brian Duffy dies. Duffy helped to define the 60s with images spanning celebrity, reportage and advertising.
Brian Duffy, whose photographs helped define the mood of the Swinging Sixties, has died aged 76.
Together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan, Duffy formed part of the trinity of photographers who became as famous as the models, musicians and film stars they worked with.
Like Bailey and Donovan, Duffy was born in London's East End. He studied dress design at St Martin's School of Art and worked as a fashion artist for Harper's Bazaar before turning to photography. He was one of just a handful of photographers to shoot two Pirelli calenders, and was credited for his inventive approach to fashion photography.
His work also spanned reportage and advertising, including two award-winning campaigns for Benson & Hedges and Smirnoff in the 1970s. He shot three David Bowie album covers, including Aladdin Sane.