Friday, December 3, 2010

The Man Who Shot the Sixties


The Man Who Shot the Sixties is a BBC documentary on photographer Brian Duffy, who defined the look of '60s London along with fellow photographers and friends David Bailey and Terence Donovan – so much so that at the height of their influence, the Sunday Times called them the "Terrible Trio".

Duffy gave up photography in 1979 and burned most of his negatives, but resumed working in 2009, mounting a major solo exhibition (his first) at Chris Beetles Gallery in London. He died earlier this year at the age of 76 but over the past several years his son Chris has been instrumental in bringing Brian Duffy's work back into the limelight. A book is planned for 2011 and you can see more images now at

PS: An interesting piece of dot connecting: in the early 1970s Duffy formed an agency (Duffy Design Concepts) with graphic designer Celia Philo, the mother of fashion designer Phoebe Philo.

1 comment:

Valéry Lorenzo said...

Thank you so much for this delightful movie...