BALEY’S STARDUST

Posted on January 27, 2014 by Editorial Staff

One of the most glamorous exhibition of  2014 is coming in few days. 250 shots of models, musicians, designers, filmmakers  and humanity in general personally selected and printed by master photographer David Baley, maybe the most famous and recognized English photographer ever existed. Baley, who was born in London in 1938, started his career as photographic assistant before being contracted as a fashion photographer for British Vogue magazine in 1960. Swinging London? He was one of the persons who made it and documented it: his 1964 book “”Box Of Pin Ups”, a collection of poster size images of people famous in that period, is still regarded as a masterpiece. To celebrate this 72 years old boy,  National Portrait Gallery opens his doors to a peculiar photographer that fixed so many eternal, perfect, moments. “I’ve always tried to do pictures that don’t date. I always go for simplicity.”

Opens February 6th.

http://www.npg.org.uk/