Saturday, 3 May 2008

Sixties snapper

Lord Lichfield circa 1968

This is an image i came across on a fashion website, while researching material for the Don McCullin profile. It's an photograph from the late sixties of Patrick Lichfield that i think represents nicely, my idea of the working sixties photographer; cool, charming and glamourous. Austin Powers he certainly isn't!

In Britain, people have a tendency to jokingly refer to famous photographers whenever they see someone with a camera. "Here comes David Bailey/Lord Lichfield" is usually the 'witty' comment mentioned ...grrr. If i had a pound for everyone who'd called me David Bailey or Lord Lichfield over the years...well i wouldn't have to work!

Sadly Patrick Lichfield died in November 2005 at the age of 66. Unlike many other famous photographers, Lichfield always seemed to keep his photography fresh and original looking; he was at the top of his game right until his death.

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