Fabulous evening at ‘Snap Shot’ the Late Shift at the National Portrait Gallery on Friday night.
Finally saw David Bailey’s Stardust exhibition; absolutely stunning portraits and managed to catch a behind the scenes talk with the exhibition curator. Fascinating to hear about the process of putting on such a major show, the idea was first conceived in 2010 and it took four years from concept to opening! David Bailey personally selected and printed the 250 images!
Friday night was a special event at the gallery exploring the motivation for making or taking a portrait with a range of activities that look into how and why we record ourselves.
On that note we jumped into the NPG’s old school photo booth for a quick selfie…
David Bailey is considered to have made an exceptional contribution to photography creating consistently imaginative portraits and images. This exhibition illustrates the extraordinary range of subjects that Bailey has shot, from actors and artists to politicians and people he encountered on the street.
A truly inspirational show, I was struck as much by his reportage shots of Sudan and East London as the celebrity portraits that he is known for. Highly recommend.