Thursday, October 6, 2016

On the Scene…David Bailey at Valentino, Paris

10216DB6037David Bailey being David Bailey!



I asked Mr. Bailey if I could do a fast portrait of him before the Valentino show began!



He graciously said yes but as I began to push the shutter button he bent down and luckily without missing a beat I bent down too and was barely able to keep him in frame as he kept bending!


Basically we were two grown men melting in the middle of the Valentino pre-show crowd. I am very happy that this image captures the playful and mischievous spirit that Mr. Bailey is so famous for!


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  1. RJH de la Haye

    October 6, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    The fashion/photography world bows to Mr.Bailey…thank you Mr.Bailey!

  2. Emanuele

    October 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Great portrait, really great !

  3. Melissa

    October 6, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    He certainly does have a cheeky look, great shot.

  4. Carol Fisher

    October 6, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Great photo of David Bailey, the last of the trinity of Duffy, Donovan and Bailey that revolutionized fashion photography in the 1960′s…

  5. Mis perlas de moda

    October 7, 2016 at 3:04 am

  6. theSTYLetti

    October 7, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    What a delightful character! I love the playfulness of this shot. :)

  7. portiastylebook

    October 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    love the shot and what a gentlemen!

  8. Anne

    October 7, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I’ve always loved his photos.

    Whatever happened to one of his/my favorite models, Penelope Tree?

  9. Ana

    October 7, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Great photo!

    Gran fotografĂ­a!

  10. Joan

    October 7, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    This from Bailey’s 2014 interview with Mark Hudson:

    “and whatever you see in the photograph, whether you call it glamour or drama or edge, it’s already in that person. I can’t put it there. It’s finding it and bringing it out. I can see the moment when they look the way I want them to look, or the way I think they should look or they don’t want to look, or whatever. It’s the moment that counts. It’s the only thing we’ve got in life really, and nothing captures it the way a stills camera does.”

  11. Mireia

    October 8, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Amazing! There’s so much on his look!

    Mireia from TGL

  12. Fotini Lazou

    October 8, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I see a baby in him.
    Great portrait.

  13. carl

    October 10, 2016 at 2:13 am

    few photos make history .
    this one will

    • Joan

      October 10, 2016 at 9:32 am

      In an instant! It is out-and-out brilliant.

  14. collot

    October 10, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Un Seigneur !

  15. V.L

    October 11, 2016 at 4:03 am

    Close enough to him.
    I love this photographer and the portrait that you did.

  16. mark

    November 23, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    This a good portrait of a great photographer.

  17. disneyrollergirl

    November 23, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    This is a magical shot. You’re on fire at the moment…

  18. Jonas

    December 14, 2016 at 7:47 am

    We will always respect you, Mr. Bailey

  19. Jenny D

    January 18, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    He was such a sweetheart to me as a young reporter with no skills! Won’t forget it in a hurry.

  20. LSFonseca

    January 22, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Bravo!! (for both)

  21. Zoli

    October 30, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    A brilliant and wonderful man.. he showed the world what the world could not see without his lens… He taught people to appreciate beauty, and see heart soul and character. I bow to you Mr Bailey..
    Such a playful and wonderful shot.. thank you for capturing his essence.

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