This new title by David Bailey originates from two fashion shoots on location in Peru – the first in 1971 for Vogue , the latter in 1984 for Tatler. Having been struck by the natural beauty of the people and places on these fashion assignments, Bailey set out to document people around the world in their natural habitats.
Bailey’s Peru collects his photography from those visits, a mixture of landscape, fashion and portrait photography, showcasing Bailey’s immense and multi-faceted talents. In both colour and black and white, Bailey captures and celebrates the undeniable beauty of the land and its people.
Shooting the fashion shots in the morning and evening when the light would allow the models to open their eyes, Bailey would spend the remainder of the day photographing the natural beauty of the country and its people.
A mixture of fashion photography, reportage and portraiture, shot in both colour and black and white, the exhibition showcases Bailey’s immense and multi-faceted talents.
Featuring an introduction by Grace Coddington, Creative Director for US Vogue, who accompanied Bailey on his first trip to Peru, an engaging essay by Jackie Higgins and text from Bailey himself.
Exhibition: Bailey’s Peru
19th October — 21st December 2018
6-10 Lexington St,
London W1F 0LB
Book: Published 1 November 2018