This exhibition is the rediscovery of one of the most interesting series and collaborations between the musical genius David Bowie and Brian Duffy‘s photographic one, who transformed through his photography the myths of his time in classic images of the history of this discipline. And while his work is already an icon, it crosses the line between reality capture and production of Art.
Together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan, Brian Duffy is recognized as one of the innovators of documentary fashion photography; a style which revolutionized its iconography and its industry. During the 50s , 60s and 70s Duffy produced an extensive and extraordinary body of work that encompassed all photographic genres from portraits to reportage or advertisements.
His camera captured from Hollywood royalty like Michael Caine, Brigitte Bardot, Julie Andress and Sidney Poitier, to other major rock stars like John Lennon, Black Sabbath and Debbie Harry (Blondie), through the beauties of the sixties as Jean Shrimpton and Joanna Lumley, or legendary legends like William Burroughs or Amanda Lear, and many others.
Duffy was one of the few photographers who performed two Pirelli calendars in 1965 and 1973, and achieved great fame with his commercial campaigns for Benson & Hedges and Smirnoff .
This exhibition highlights his great contribution to the musical iconography of the period with the creation of the iconic cover of “Aladdin Sane” by David Bowie, and subsequent works with the musician as “Scary Monsters“, “White Sands” or “The Lodger“.
The exhibition consists of more than one hundred original images and presents a unique collection of unreleased images taken during the Duffy’s five photo shoots with musical star David Bowie.
14 February – 23 March 2014
La térmica, Malaga. Spain