brian duffy, queen magazine 1963 Brian Duffy (15 June 1933 – 31 May 2010) was an English photographer and film producer, best remembered for his fashion photography of the 1960s and 1970s, iconic Vidal Sassoon takes of hairstyle model Frankie Stein amongst many others, and his creation of the iconic "Aladdin Sane" image for David Bowie.
Swinging Sixties London: photography in the Capital of Cool
Jane Birkin, 1965. An exhibition at Foam gallery in Amsterdam reveals Sixties London in glorious detail. Fashion, celebrities and music come under scrutiny via the photographs of Terence Donovan, John Cowan, Brian Duffy and Norman Parkinson. At the time, London stood for everything that was considered cutting edge or cool.
1973 Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, photographed by Brian Duffy. The lightning bolt represented the duality of the mind, although Bowie later explained that the "lad insane" of the album's title track was inspired by his brother Terry, who was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. Photo By Brian Duffy