Theunis Stofberg Shooting some of Kim Gush’s menswear at the Taalmonument
Those of you who have had the pleasure of sittng through on of my boring Fashion photography History lessons will have heard me speak about Duffy, one of the biggest legends from the school of british photograhers that changed the face of fashion in the 1960’s.If you have not been fortunate enough to sit through one of these lessons then you can always have a look a this documentary.
The documentary, done by his son Chris Duffy, is an amazing look at the ri of the young photographers like duffy and David Bailey and how Duffy gave it all up.
Duffy together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan is recognized as one of the innovators of “documentary” fashion photography, a style which revolutionized fashion imagery and furthermore the fashion industry. So influential were their images that in 1962 the Sunday Times dubbed Duffy, Bailey & Donovan the “Terrible Trio” and Norman Parkinson further added to their notoriety by naming them “The Black Trinity”. Together they dominated the London photographic scene, constantly pushing each other to new heights. Even socially they would spend many hours together talking, living and breathing photography.
Every year Elizabeth Galloway donates heavily to a series of causes. One of the causes they have donated to in the last few years has been the Princess Project. This charity organizes and loans Matric Farewell (Prom) dresses to those that cant afford it. Last year the graduate students of Elizabeth Galloway did a group project where they designed and fabricated a dress for the Project. As the Academy is in the process of donating the dresses at the moment we thought it a good idea to do a shoot of the clothing to keep it for posterity. Hope you enjoy the results. More images after the jump.