Chris Duffy on Brian Duffy

July 7, 2011

Chris Duffy, the son of the photo legend, Brain Duffy, has produced an intimate and touching film, The Man Who Shot the Sixties, about the explosive and gifted photographer. Duffy’s flame burned hot and burned bright before he torched his archive in 1979 and left photography cold to become a leading restorer of Regency furniture. Contrast in vision and in life.

Duffy, a pillar of “The Black Trinity”, a phrase coined by British fashion photographer Norman Parkinson, defined the photographer-as-rock-star spirit of the 1960’s with edgy portraits of musicians, actors and models. Together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan, the trio of photographers were more famous then the celebrities they photographed and epitomized reputations of cantankerous charm and wonderfully opinionated gentleman photographers. The vision and passion of their images broke all the rules of composition and balance of the time. Stretching the edges of the frame and stripping away visual distractions, they created moments of stylized human insight and emotional connection that define a genre.

Michel Leroy
Michel Leroy is an award-winning photographer based in New York City. Working with a select team of professional creatives at 2X Productions LLC they create advertising campaigns and social media solutions for advertising, media and corporate clients. Repeatedly clients including The Food Network, Adidas, Nike, Intel, Lenovo, GE, Pfizer, Bayer and L'Oreal have trusted Michel Leroy to connect their brands to customers through photographs with insight and narrative. Michel Leroy is a brand ambassador for Manfrotto US, Lastolite by Manfrotto and the range of Vitec brands in the professional photographic community.

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