Damien Hirst Mugs For The Camera

06.05.09 Will Sherman


While some photographers spend months, years, even lifetimes, shooting enough photos for a book, David Bailey has a quicker method: 130 photographs of art star Damien Hirst in one 8 minute photo shoot. The former skull bedazzler simply makes silly faces for the camera while Bailey snaps away. Resisting the look of “formulaic over-designed coffee-table publications,” the aptly titled 8 Minutes: Hirst & Bailey carries on it’s cost effective approach with a chalked cover, no text or title page. The new book published by Steidl cost $510 per hour.