David Bailey. Introduction by Martin Harrison.
London. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1982. First edition. Silver boards, dust jacket. Unpaginated [c.68 pages]. 59 black-and-white photographic plates. 305 x 230mm (12 x 9"). 1kg. 0460045881. English. Near fine; slight yellowing to jacket, price-clipped with a price sticker to front flap; internally clean with no inscriptions.
London NW1 was a departure for Bailey. To capture the images for the book he left his glamour-filled studio and took to the streets of his local neighbourhood, photographing the buildings and landscape from a local's perspective. An early working-title for the project was 'Banalities', the idea being to capture technically perfect shots of unresponsive buildings, but Bailey's affection for his local surroundings and the realisation that he was recording a vanishing world led to a much more personal and reflective series of photographs.