swinging london

David Bailey and Richard Hamilton. London is Calling.

David Bailey and Richard Hamilton. London is Calling.

London will always be London. The European capital has always something going on and if you are lucky enough to be there in the incoming weeks, here are 2 photo exhibitions you do not want to miss. David Bailey at the National Portrait Gallery and Richard Hamilton at the Tate Modern. David Bailey, fashion Portraitist It is mot the first time we talk about David Bailey. The British photographer ruled the fashion scene for more than 60 years. With his first Vogue cover in 1960, David Bailey was the leader artist of “Swinging London”, a cultural movement in the 60’s about modernism and youth. This year the prestigious National Portrait Gallery dedicates one of the biggest photography exhibition in the honor of David Bailey with 250 portraits. It is called Bailey’s Stardust. In this exhibition, visitors will be able to get a broad snapshot of the photographer work. From worldwide…

Ronald Falloon, essence of the sixties…

Ronald Falloon, essence of the sixties…

Ronald Fallon is one of the great names in photography during the 60’s. He introduced the legend of Marianne Faithfull as the symbol of a new youth. He is our photographer of the month. He is the photographer of the month at luxuryactivist.com. The 60’s represented a renew in the fashion photography. After all the classicism of the 50’s, this new decade inspired us with a “boutique spirit”. In deed, the ready-to-wear style was predominant on the 60’s, showing much more the energy and the sexyness of that time. We think about photographers like Richard Avedon or David Bailey but Ronald Fallon is also one of the top hit photographers. He basically captured the essence of the sixties with his camera. This period was also called the “Swinging London”. It was a youth-oriented phenomenon that emphasised the new and modern. It was a period of optimism and hedonism, and a…

David Bailey, British rocks!

David Bailey, British rocks!

David Bailey is a British photographer, born in 1938 and worked on the past 60 years for fashion magazines and rock stars. He influenced the British photography and he is our photographer of the month. He started his professional career in 1959 as photographic assistant at the John French studio, and in May 1960, he was a photographer for John Cole’s Studio Five before being contracted as a fashion photographer for British Vogue magazine later that year. He also undertook a large amount of freelance work. First Vogue cover by David Bailey – 1960 He was one of the artists leaders of the 1960’s Swinging London movement. According to Wikipedia, Swinging London is a term applied to the fashion and cultural scene that flourished in London, in the 1960s. It was a youth-oriented phenomenon that emphasised the new and modern. It was a period of optimism and hedonism, and a cultural revolution. One catalyst was the recovery of the British economy after post-World…