Considered one of the driving forces behind contemporary photography, David Bailey is credited with photographing some of the most powerful images of the last four decades. He first rose to fame making stars of a new generation of models including Jean Shrimpton and Penelope Tree. Since then his work has never failed to impress and inspire critics and admirers alike, capturing iconic images of The Rolling Stones, the Kray Twins, Damien Hirst and Kate Moss. “I've always tried to do pictures that don't date. I always go for simplicity.”
Bailey's contribution to British photography was recongized in 2014 with a solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery London titled 'Stardust'. Featuring over 250 images, personally selected and printed by Bailey, the exhibition offered an unmissable opportunity to experience the work of one of the world’s greatest image-makers.