Books: Shooting THE SIXTIES {duffy}

October 23, 2011

British fashion photographer
Brian Duffy
has been called
"the man who shot the 60's."

He passed away recently,
yet thanks to his family,
a few fabulous photos from the
fashion and celebrity scene
of the sixties and seventies continue
to rock the planet and still
breathe on the pages of

Duffy: In His Own Words
a quality book which
photography and style lovers
will go mad for.

Feelin' Duffy?

Oh, I am loving this shot,
and a part of me wants to rip it
right out of this glorious book
and place it on the wall
with the help of washi tape.
But I won't!
Much TOO b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. a book.

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane, 1973

Remember this far-out album cover?

Duffy's photo of David Bowie
is one of his most recognizable works,
and the topic of this book:

Brian Duffy

Even though the fashion scene as captured
by Duffy was an amazing feast for the senses,
the photographer turned most of the evidence
of that innovative work to ashes.

From the ACC website, we learn:
"Notoriously, in 1979 Duffy decided
to give up photography, burning many
of his negatives in a symbolic fire
in his back yard...
Recently many negatives have
been discovered and salvaged."

is truly a special edition.

(Another extraordinary title is

Photographing Fashion
Is she not fierce?

(by Richard Lester,
ACC Distribution),
will also inspire your pants off.
Pants off seems fitting for a post
honoring the sixties/seventies, yes?

Anyone fortunate enough to get their
paws on both swinging sixties titles...SCORE!  
Ooooh, yeah, baby.

*sips drink*
*bats artificial lashes*
*gold chains a dangling*
What's your sign?

Peace to you right where you are.

A few years back, this blogger
who is not Duffy
created a tulle shrug and had fun
snapping Twiggy-inspired pics
of a friend...

She was so focused!

my photos

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  1. You are darn good!!! My mum presented me a book by Twiggy which has everything from her love for shoes( she says: I'm sometimes topless but never legless) to her exercise regime.

    And boy that has some fabulous photographs of her.

    Well done!!! So close.

  2. Wow.. great pics, M! I love the ones YOU took! :-)

    Did you have a good weekend? Mine was pretty good. Getting everything ready. Only 5 weeks to go and I' a bit scared! LOL


    Luciane at

  3. Pants off! (: And PVC boots and lots of green eye shadow! (Or is that in vogue now?)

    Love to you,


  4. Great pictures! There is something about black and white that I just love.

  5. i had those pvc boots and green eye shadow! we thought we were soooooo groovy.

    the photography in duffy is so stunning, and the story behind the book so fascinating.


  6. I love photography books like these, David Bowie is scary sexy I think.
    Love your photos girl!

  7. Fabulous photos. What an artist he was.

  8. Thank you so much for your prayer and your support Mich. I feel so much better than yesterday.

    I really wish I could meet you. You are a wonderful person. Your comment is a support I cherish.

  9. Great photos. Love yours! Thank you for linking it with Home Sweet Home!

  10. Amazingly talent. And your photos are stunning too!!

    Meera xx


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