David Bailey posing with photographer and director Jerry Schatzberg.
Jerry Schatzberg Was born in the Bronx, NYC on June 26th, 1927 to a Jewish family of furriers. After attending the University of Miami, Schatzberg worked as an assistant to Bill Helburn (1954-56) before becoming a freelance fashion photographer. His works were published in Vogue, McCalls, Esquire, Glamour, Town and Country, And Life. He then made his debut as a film director in 1970 with “Puzzle of a Downfall Child”, the story of a fashion model followed by “The Panic in Needle Park”(1971), starring Al Pacino. Schatzberg continued to shoot portraits of Bob Dylan, Francis Coppola, Andy Warhol, Arlo Guthrie, Roman Polanski, Fidel Castro, Milos Forman, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Rolling Stones and many more.
David Royston Bailey CBE was born on the 2nd of January 1938. The Iconic English fashion and portrait photographer was instrumental in the shaping of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ along with Duffy and Donovan. Aptly named the ‘Black Trinity’ by Norman Parkinson. Bailey grew up in East Ham and went to a private school in Ilford which he rarely attended, leaving on his 15th birthday. After a series of dead-end jobs, he was called for national service in 1956 serving with the Royal Air Force in Singapore in 1957. At this time his creative outlet of playing the trumpet was not allowed so he bought a Rolleiflex camera. After his service was finished by August 1958, Bailey was determined to pursue a career in photography. Due to his poor education record, he could not obtain a position at the London College of Printing however in 1959 he was called to an interview with photographer John French. By 1960 Bailey was being contracted for Vogue magazine which set him on course to become one of the first celebrity photographers.
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