Exactly as its title suggests, David Bailey’s sequential photographs of his friend Damien Hirst were shot in 8 minutes and reveal 130 spontaneous images of the artist. Published without text and a title page, the book is the result of one continuous shoot, with Hirst’s face moving in and out of the light in a series of unrehearsed poses. Frank, open and honest.
Born in London in 1938, David Bailey is a self-taught photographer of celebrities and the first, along with Terence Donovan, to capture and create the swinging scene of London in the 60s. Having served with the Royal Air Force in 1957 he became a photographic assistant at the John French studio in 1959 and started to associate with celebrated figures in high fashion, music, politics, art and film.
Bailey is also known for producing books and album sleeve art, and directing commercials and documentaries. Goodbye Baby and Amen is the comprehensive record of his work and is well known alongside David Bailey’s Box of Pin-ups, David Bailey’s Rock and Roll Heroes and David Bailey, Archive One 1957-1969.