Photographer Brian Duffy has died aged 76 after a battle with lung cancer.
Although he started his career as a fashion illustrator for Harper’s Bazaar, Duffy soon turned to photography working for world famous fashion magazines including the British Vogue and the French Elle. He was also one of a few leading photographers in the world who was chosen to shoot two Pirelli calenders in 1965 and 1973.
Duffy was reputed to have a fiery temper. The Times reports that after an argument with a member of staff over spare loo rolls, he once ordered everyone to go home and made a bonfire of his negatives.
Bailey, the sole surviving member of the “Black Trinity” told The Sunday Telegraph: “He had that Irish madness about him, he was very quick-witted, and the banter held us three together. Even though he could be grumpy, I remember laughing all the time with him.”