Look Again: The Autobiography
- First edition
- First printing
- Signed by the author
Eye-opening and candid, David Bailey’s Look Again is a fantastically entertaining memoir by a true icon.
David Bailey burst onto the scene in 1960 with his revolutionary photographs for Vogue. Discarding the rigid rules of a previous generation of portrait and fashion photographers, he channelled the energy of London’s newly informal street culture into his work. Funny, brutally honest and ferociously talented, he became as famous as his subjects.
Now in his eighties, he looks back on an outrageously eventful life. Born into an East End family, his dyslexia saw him written off as stupid at school. He hit a low point working as a debt collector until he discovered a passion for photography that would change everything. The working-class boy became an influential artist. Along the way he became friends with Mick Jagger, hung out with the Krays, got into bed with Andy Warhol and made the Queen laugh. Vogue once described his photography as “a body of work that near defines twentieth [and twenty-first] century celebrity”. His fame in the sixties lead to him becoming the principal inspiration for the photographer lead in Michelangelo Antonioni’s film Blow-Up.