Born 1938, London, United Kingdom. Lives and works in London, United Kingdom.
David Bailey left school at fifteen and was drafted into the Royal Air Force in 1956. While posted in Singapore he bought his first camera and started working with fashion photographer John French in 1959. In 1960 he published his first portrait for Today magazine. Soon after he began working at Vogue. In 1965 he published David Bailey’s Box of Pin-Ups, which is now seen as defining an era and shaped the future of photography. In 1966 he began to direct the first of hundreds of commercials. He has been recognised internationally for his skills as a filmmaker, winning numerous awards. Bailey has exhibited worldwide. Although best known for his portraiture, his interests are varied, extending beyond photography to commercials, film, painting, and sculpture.