David Bailey Tells It How It Is!
There are lots of reasons why people get into photography and pursue it as a career. For me, a large part of my motivation came from a few high profile photographers in the late 70’s and early ’80’s…some famous, some not.
My main motivation and inspiration came from a local professional photographer in Dover called Eddie Clapson who sadly died last year. I did a one year apprenticeship with him as a 17-18 year old which totally fuelled my passion and knowledge in this indsutry.
At the same time, more inspiration came from the photography greats such as Patrick Lichfield and David Bailey were always in the public eye with the latter becoming well know for the phrase “David Bailey, Who’s He?” in a TV ad campaign he was part of for the Olympus Trip 35mm camera.
The Guardian interviewed David during one of his exhibitions in 2010, check it out: