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AGE: 76. PRO­FES­SION: Pho­tog­ra­pher and artist. BACK­GROUND: Shot a num­ber of iconic mod­els and por­traits for Vogue in the 1960s. Pro­duced a num­ber of al­bum cov­ers in the 1970s, for artists in­clud­ing the Rolling Stones and Cat Stevens. Bai­ley has also di­rected nu­mer­ous doc­u­men­taries. He now di­rects his at­ten­tion to paint­ing and sculp­tur­ing. CURRENTPROJECT: The ex­hi­bi­tion Bai­ley’s Star­dust at the Na­tional Por­trait Gallery in Lon­don which ends in June.

Salvador Dalí and David Bai­ley, 1972. “It’s a mas­sive dif­fer­ence be­tween tak­ing a pic­ture and cre­at­ing a pic­ture. That 300 mil­lion peo­ple can upload im­ages on In­sta­gram has noth­ing to do with cre­ativ­ity.”

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