Fame Fashion and Photography

In the 1960s fashion photography really took off
Big three: David Bailey, Terrance Donovan and Brian Duffy
Contrast to photographers before that era, they were young informal heterosexuals
Photography was relaxed
Shot on 35mm film
They brought the snapshot into commercial photography
The models had relationships with the photographers
Models like: Shrimpton and Twiggy
Photographers took photos of icons, pop stars, fashion designers and hairstylists
Photographers were considered the social elite and were treated like celebrities
Magazine articles like ‘the model makers’ were written about them
David Bailey’s ‘box of pin ups’ were a new way of presenting photographs
Models became celebrities, Twiggy was covers in newspapers
She was considered ‘queen of the social aristocracy’
The film ‘blow up’ was about a young photographer set in London


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