Bailey – One Colourful Character
The BEARs were out again last night, this time to see the infamous David Bailey at the acronym-tastic D&AD Q&A, answering questions from the BBC Culture Show presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon. Bailey gave an informal and humorous insight into his life and career – choosing to talk about his many TV adverts (saying he’d “done hundreds of the things!”) rather than his iconic photos, remarking that he enjoyed moving image as “nobody had time to spot his mistakes”. It was fascinating to hear Bailey’s story; from leaving school at 15, his struggle with dyslexia, and run-ins with various ad men. In conclusion, Bailey has seen and done it all, but clearly still has a twinkle in his eye.