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david bailey

(4/30/1991 / manhatten)

Quotations

  • ''All that Swinging Sixties nonsense, we all thought it was passé at the time.''
    David Bailey (b. 1938), British photographer. Face (London, Dec. 1984).
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  • ''It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.''
    David Bailey (b. 1938), British photographer. Face (London, December 1984).
  • ''I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked.''
    David Bailey (b. 1938), British photographer. Independent (London, Nov. 5, 1990).
  • ''Everybody comes along at the right time.... Leonardo was lucky because he came along at the right time. Oscar Wilde was lucky because he came at the right time—if he hadn't gone to court and been martyred he wouldn't be such a cult hero now. Or Jesus Christ—if he came back now he would really be up the shit because there's no capital punishment.''
    David Bailey (b. 1938), British photographer. quoted in Face (London, Dec. 1984).

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me

i am me the one you know
as David you call me funny you
call me genius you call me
a gentlemen you call me names
upon names and nick names
but what does it all mean
it means everything you have
said to me everything you
think of me what are you

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