Iconic portraits from some of Britain’s most famous photographers, who were central to the vibrant photographic scene of Swinging London.
Over 50 photographs evoke the spirit of the Sixties with famous faces and flawless fashion sense.
Mostly black and white, the images feature subjects including models and musicians, film stars and politicians. You’ll find Twiggy wearing an outfit by Mary Quant, George Best leaning against a goalpost at Old Trafford, and Paul McCartney and George Martin at a recording session in a London studio. Fashion shoots for leading lifestyle magazines such as Vogue and Elle show off the era’s iconic styles.
Lichfield, Duffy and Donovan were all highly influential photographers who each helped to define the vibrant Sixties photographic scene in their own ways, capturing the fashionable stars and high society of Swinging London.
While documenting the post-war exuberance of the era they became central to the cultural movement – celebrities in their own right who helped shaped the future of fashion photography as a genre. Mottisfont’s exhibition reveals some of the very best of their work. Far more than just celebrity portraits, these are artistic and evocative photographs which helped define an era.