David Bailey: Archive One
Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1999, ISBN: 0500542295
“I have to confess that I indirectly helped produce this book.
When I was 18 I started work as a trainee B/W processor in the then Vogue Studios run by Condé Nast in London. The darkrooms were beside the photographic studios. It wasn’t long before Bailey himself popped his head around my door and asked me to quickly process a test film. When it was in the fixer, he came back and had a look at the negatives. He knew his stuff, and asked me to slightly adjust the process. I quickly gained respect for him because he had done his ‘homework’. This book shows the work of a great artist who recorded the 60’s London and the people in it, from the old East End streets before they were demolished to the icons of fashion, music, film and theater. Nostalgia was never so good! A brilliant book that doesn’t get old. This book accompanied and exhibition in the Barbican (London) in, I think 2000 and covers his work from 1957-1969.”