NY JS DB 62
by David Bailey
The ground-breaking series Bailey photographed in wintry New York with his recently acquired 35mm camera was special. He immortalised his excited response to the freedom it allowed, the licence to quit the confines of the studio and shoot rapidly on the streets. These photographs occurred at that pioneer moment, shortly before Bailey, who was already alert to Pop Art, met Andy Warhol, and a year before his friends the Rolling Stones first launched their own transatlantic invasion. Bailey's historic visual breakthrough is manifested in the energy of these images, yet at the same time they convey a certain innocence – the photographs of these “absolute beginners” have a charm and freshness that continue to resonate today.
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- Essay by Martin Harrison
- 72 pages, 3 colour plates, 24 tritone plates
- 26 cm x 33 cm
- Clothbound hardcover
- ISBN: 978-3-86521-414-0