Not too happy this weekend, missing the rugby, staying indoors trying to finishing a CIM assignment. However procrastination has lead me to read that Brian Duffy, 'the man who shot the sixites' has died at 76 after a battle with lung disease [news article]. As a portrait & fashion photographer, his best work (in my opinion) was his traditional b/w photography. These inspiring fashion shots taken in Florence for Vogue just show what you can get into one shot, which is what I like about a photo and taking photographs.
Duffy snapped portraits of David Bowie, Michael Caine, John Lennon and did some work for the Telegraph, The Times along with doing a lot of fashion work for Elle, Vogue + Glamour. Along with David Bailey & Terence Donovan they made up the 'terrible trio', whose work helped create 'Swinging London'.
There is something about 'the smoke' that is slowly drawing me there and I know I will live there eventually! Next time I'm in London, I'm planning to try my hand at 'bokeh' photography. It's the Japanese word for blurred/out of focused. Just to educate you, here is a link to 30 different shots, enjoy!