Brian Duffy - Idea Generation Gallery
Having originally studied dress design a St Martin’s College of Art, Brian Duffy was introduced to photography while working at Harper’s Bazaar in 1955. In a time of pushing boundaries and reinvention, Duffy become one of the most established and influential fashion and commercial photographers of the industry with his creative, cutting edge technique and fresh perspective. Working for the likes of British Vogue and French Elle, Duffy created iconic images of the 1960s and ‘70s capturing portraits across the celebrity gamut from Michael Cain to David Bowie. Having decided he had reached his professional peak in 1979, Duffy chose to mark the end of his career by burning the majority of his work in his back garden. However, his legacy would never die. In an homage to Duffy and his contribution to photography, son Chris Duffy has found and restored one-hundred and sixty images of Duffy’s large body of work. Exhibiting at Idea Generation Gallery with works framed by John Jones, the show displays some of Duffy’s best known editorial and commercial work and celebrity portraits.
Idea Generation Gallery, 11 Chance Street, London E2 7JB
A retrospective collection of photographic work by Brian Duffy