Limited numbered edition containing a rare giclee color print of David Bowie.
200 Copies / Hardback, boxed
An incredible never-before-seen visual record to the photographic genius that was Brian Duffy, featuring Duffy's own words and an introduction by Philippe Garner.
Brian Duffy was best known for being one of the greatest innovators of documentary fashion photography. Along with David Bailey and Terence Donovan, Duffy fearlessly pushed aside the stuffy conservatism of the fifties, rejecting old style portraiture, for innovative and dynamic fashion shots, perfectly capturing the changing times.
For over twenty years Duffy worked relentlessly, covering every imaginable genre. His most famous photograph is the iconic cover of David Bowie’s album Aladdin Sane. He was also critically acclaimed for creating advertising campaigns for Benson and Hedges and Smirnoff.
Notoriously in 1979 Duffy decided to give up photography and subsequently burnt many of his negatives in a fire in his back garden. Fortunately for us, not everything was lost and after months of painstaking searching by his son, Chris, much of Duffy’s work has been rescued from magazines and archives around the world.
In 2009, Brian Duffy picked up the camera one last time for a BBC documentary entitled The Man who Shot the Sixties. This highly successful film showcased Duffy’s early career and observed Duffy re-shooting stars that he had first photographed in the 60s and 70s – notably David Putnam and Joanna Lumley.
ABOUT THE PRINT:
Giclee color print from the David Bowie Aladdin Sane contact sheet on K3 Fuji Baryte 310gms
Hand stamped on the back with the type and edition number with the Duffy Archive stamp, and is additionally estate embossed.