One of my favourite photography ‘books’ is actually not a book but Bailey’s Box of Postcards by, yes you guessed it, David Bailey.
The ‘box’ in question contains 36 (mainly black and white) postcard size images spanning much of Bailey’s career from his 60’s portraits of Jean Shrimpton and Michael Caine to his more recent work of Beyonce (2006), Desmond Tutu (2011) and Grayson Perry (2012). The images are typical David Bailey style, white background, usually tightly cropped and with the images showing an obvious rapport between subject and photographer.
Motivated by how Bailey captured the images (i.e. mainly black and white, postcard sized, white borders) for this set I thought I’d create my own ‘postcard’ collection of some of this years favourite portraits.
Click an image to get a larger version and start a slide show.