Logo

Discover David Bailey’s rare images of a lost NW1

PUBLISHED: 13:01 01 December 2016

St Pancras Station from Euston Road, 1981, from David Bailey's NW1

St Pancras Station from Euston Road, 1981, from David Bailey's NW1

Archant

A new exhibition is marking the reprint of a sold out book of the photographer’s iconic images of long gone scenes from a north London postcode

Primrose Hill, 1981, from David Bailey's NW1 Primrose Hill, 1981, from David Bailey's NW1

Three decades ago NW1 was synonymous with suburban decay.

Now the postcode is one of London’s hottest addresses, its streets lined with high end shops and the likes of Damien Hirst and Tom Ford choosing to call it home.

The crumbling Victorian terraces, derelict cinemas and dilapidated railway archways of the early 1980s are now a thing of the past, but not before they were captured on film in all their austere glory by David Bailey.

The celebrity snapper grew up in London’s east end but after finding fame as British Vogue’s go-to camera man in the swinging 60s he relocated to Camden and Primrose Hill. He and his wife, Catherine Dyer, recently moved from King’s Cross to their new home in Tufnell Park.

Buck Street, 1982, from David Bailey's NW1 Buck Street, 1982, from David Bailey's NW1

His black and white portraiture is legendary, with a list of subjects that reads as a who’s who of era defining pop culture figures.

David Bowie, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and even the Kray Twins have all mugged for his camera.

His list of ex-lovers is just as star-studded, including Catherine Deneuve, Marie Helvin and, of course, Jean Shrimpton.

But it’s Bailey’s lesser known but just as striking street photography that’s being celebrated this month.

NW1, by David Bailey, £125, HENI Publishing NW1, by David Bailey, £125, HENI Publishing

His photography book NW1 was first published in 1982. Long since sold out, it’s been almost impossible to get your hands on – until now.

HENI Publishing have produced a limited, special edition of NW1, each one hand numbered and signed by the artist.

The reprint will include extracts from the original, as well as previously unseen images from the series.

If you want to add it to your Christmas coffee table book wish list you’ll need to hurry, as only 1000 copies are being released.

To celebrate HENI are holding an exhibition at their Soho gallery, with some of the never-before-seen photos on display.

Running from December 1 2016 to January 2017, the exhibition is free for the public and is an opportunity to discover forgotten scenes of north London through the eyes of one of its most talented living artists.

HENI Gallery

6 – 10 Lexington Street, Soho, W1F

Property search


e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Other Hampstead and Highgate property news

Tower blocks: where do we go from here?

With the evacuation of the Chalcots estate in Swiss Cottage, Highgate Ward AM Sian Berry questions the mayor on the future of our tower blocks

Camden Town area guide: food and drink, the market and the music scene

Your guide to all the things to do in Camden Town, including the best restaurants, shops, pubs, live music venues and Camden Lock Market. PLUS our guide to property in the area

Hot property: top three in Camden Town

A Regency family home, warehouse conversion and five bedroom apartment are in our top three property picks for Camden Town this week

Brexit to blame: prime north London property down 6 per cent annually

Prices had been showing signs of recovering after stamp duty reform until Brexit, but Hampstead and Highgate still prove the best long term investment

Hampstead or Highgate? Two Modernist properties to choose between

A renovation in Hampstead, or a modern marvel in Highgate. Which Modernist property would you like to live in most?

‘A warning shot across the bows’: mortgage debt to income ratio at 101 per cent

As mortgage debt reaches over 100 per cent of household income, consumer credit spirals with debters forced to sell up as deadlines draw near

Gimme shelter: Crouch End’s A2studio wins award for Stoke canopy extension

Tottenham Lane’s A2studio wins prestigious LABC award for Canopy House extension project in Stoke Newington

Comment: Viability has become a liability

We can’t trust councils to renovate social housing safely, but we can’t put our faith in developers either. It seems the market won’t provide, and then there are those who resent it when it does. Is this the start of the housing Hunger Games?

Second time buyers struggle without help from the Bank of Mum and Dad

Parents and grandparents face years of lending as second steppers borrow almost as much as first time buyers

Racing Green: live in a former car manufacturing workshop in a quiet corner of Regent’s Park

Nifty storage spaces and artisanal woodwork make for a modern period conversion in a former car manufactory in Regent’s Park

New rules for estate agents to help combat money laundering and terror funding

Regulations introduced today clarify that agents must carry out customer due diligence checks on buyers as well as sellers in effort to combat corruption in the London property market

Property of the week: 52 stylish homes in the new Kilburn Quarter

These apartments and duplexes come with private balconies and terraces in this new build complex complete with a private gated courtyard, underground parking and cycle storage

Independent woman: no holds barred advice on buying, selling, and understanding the London property market

Independent property advisor Jemimah Barnett on the mad world of property, tips for picking a not-so-terrible new build and how to fix the housing crisis

Get in the Glastonbury groove

BBC Radio 2 DJ and TV presenter Jo Whiley opens her doors to show you how to create a Glastonbury-style vibe

Prime your patio

It’s not too late to perk up your summer patio with some last-minute pots of colour

Buy to lose: buy-to-let landlords bow out in face of prohibitive tax changes

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has revised down its buy to let forecast for next year as first time buyers prop up the mortgage market

The unafforda-bubble: Camden homes cost almost 11 times average earnings

Buying a home in Camden will cost you 11 times average earnings in the area, but it’s still the tenth most affordable borough in London

Documentary review: Dispossession, the great social housing swindle

Premiering just one week after the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, Paul Sng’s prescient documentary explores the dire state of the nation’s social housing crisis

Donation is forever: Property lunch raises £600,000 for Norwood charity with help of former MI5 head

Estate agents came together to raise money for a worthy cause, whilst picking up tips from former director general of MI5

Lloyds says London property sales are down, so which figures should we believe?

Sales in London have taken the biggest dive in the country according to Lloyds Bank, but with HMRC painting a different picture experts warn to take the numbers with a pinch of salt

Chic antiques: top tips from an antiques expert on finding your perfect piece

Mary Claire Boyd, director of this year’s Art & Antiques Fair atOlympia London gives her expert advice for buying timeless antiques to make a statement in your home

Regent’s Park: a historic royal park home to wandering tourists, exclusive elites and everyday Londoners alike

Tom Ford and Damien Hirst might hide away behind the iconic Stucco frontage of the Nash Terraces, but out in the open Londoners mingle with tourists, geese and budding athletes amongst the green space

Hot properties for sale in Regent’s Park

Snap them up before they’re gone; two five bedroom penthouses and a stucco fronted Nash Terrace home are in our top three for Regent’s Park

Ban on tenants’ fees announced in Queen’s Speech to disappointment of lettings industry

New legislation banning landlords and letting agents from charging tenants fees is to be debated in parliament

Quiz: how well do you know Highgate?

Think you know Highgate? Take our quiz to discover how well you really know the hill

Liam Gallagher’s Hampstead home is on the market for £1.65 million

The cottage on the Vale of Health where the Oasis frontman used to live is up for sale

Back door bargaining: a rising number of high-end homes are being sold off market in north London

One in four homes with a £1 million plus price tag are being sold under the radar in London as sellers try to avoid looking desperate on the internet

Comment: Why did people reject Corbyn’s call to take empty homes for the Grenfell victims?

Grenfell proves once and for all that neoliberalism is failing all but a few profiteers, but the reaction to a call to requisition empty homes reveals just how twisted our real estate market has become. Here’s what we need to do about it

Is London the new Singapore when it comes to property?

Will a post-Brexit London become the new Little Red Dot as multimillionaires use it as a launching pad for Europe?

Splash out: 8 homes with amazing swimming pools to keep you cool in a heatwave

Make the most of the sunshine with our round up of the best homes with swimming pools on the market in Hampstead, Highgate and St John’s Wood

comments powered by Disqus

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

2016 © Archant Community Media Ltd

Terms and conditions | Cookie policy | Jobs at Archant