Photo: Brian Duffy.
Linda Brusasco’s 2010 documentary, Duffy: The Man Who Shot Sixties, is an engaging film that shares with the viewer some of the life story of brilliant, elusive and street-wise photographer Brian Duffy. Along with David Bailey and Terence Donovan, Duffy pioneered a fresh approach to fashion photography that echoed the pop culture of Britain’s Swingin’ Sixties. His iconic shots of Jean Shrimpton, John Lennon, Michael Caine, David Bowie, Twiggy and many more, are familiar to anyone who has paid attention to rock ‘n’ roll and fashion.
The doc features David Bowie, Angela Bowie, Mick Ronson, David Bailey, among others. Mandatory viewing for anyone interested in photography as art and cultural touchstone.