Exhibition of photography
A sprinkle of stardust in Bailey’s Edinburgh show
He was in with the in-crowd, from the Rolling Stones to the Hollywood jet set, and arguably helped to define the era.
Some of his most enduring shots feature glamorous models of the period, including those who became a close part of his life.
Bailey shot to fame after being hired by British Vogue magazine to capture the booming fashion scene in London in 1960.
An exhibition of the now 77-year-old’s work over those decadent years is on at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. It is the most extensive photography exhibition ever mounted by the National Galleries with more than 300 photographs, including material from Bailey’s personal archive.
It demonstrates the breadth of his work, including portraits and images of London’s east end where he was born in 1938.
The exhibition has been curated by Bailey (pictured below at the National Gallery) and its installation in Scotland is being directed by him. It is arranged thematically and the majority of the portraits on show have been newly printed.