Brian Duffy Dies

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  1. farou7a

    farou7a New Member

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    LEGENDARY Sixties photographer Brian Duffy has died aged 76. The photographer passed away on 31 May having lost his battle to pulmonary fibrosis.

    Alongside David Bailey and Terence Bailey, Duffy formed what has been described by Norman Parkinson as the Black Trinity. The trio is said to have broken the mould of traditional fashion photography, taking inspiration from street style and rejecting the more regimented studio imagery of the Fifties.
    Duffy completed his training at Central Saint Martins before undertaking an apprenticeship at Balenciaga. In 1957 he began work at British Vogue only leaving in 1963 to work from his studio. Among the many famous faces who sat for Duffy were Jean Shrimpton, Nina Simone, Brigitte Bardot, John Lennon, Michael Caine and Sammy Davis Jr. Duffy also dabbled with advertising and shot award-winning campaigns for Benson & Hedges cigarettes and Smirnoff Vodka.

    David Bailey, now the only surviving member of the Black Trinity, paid tribute to Duffy.

    "I will deeply miss arguing with him," he told The Sunday Telegraph. "If you said "Good morning" to Duffy, he'd question it, that was his charm but I could do that Cockney thing with him of defusing it with humour. Cantankerous was a word made for Duffy, it was just his character. You always knew it was never going to be dull with him, because he was always going to pick an argument somewhere down the line."

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  2. iluvjeisa

    iluvjeisa clever ain't wise

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    Another great photographer is gone. Rest in Peace.
     
  3. tigerrouge

    tigerrouge don't look down

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    Some people shared their memories of the man on bbc.co.uk:

     
  4. farou7a

    farou7a New Member

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    Aw bless them..

    Its really sad.. R.I.P :cry:
     
  5. MulletProof

    MulletProof Well-Known Member

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    Rest in peace. :heart:
     
  6. Over the Sea

    Over the Sea place your body here

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    terrible loss
    R.I.P.
     

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