Fashion photographer Brian Duffy, who helped document the ‘swinging sixties’ alongside David Bailey and Terence Donovan, has died after a long illness, it has been confirmed.

Duffy deliberately destroyed many of his negatives by fire 30 years ago but staged a major exhibition of the surviving pictures last year.

He was regarded as one of the most ‘dynamic and inventive’ photographers of the 1960s but vanished from the photographic scene.

Earlier this year, Duffy featured in a BBC Four television programme called ‘The Man Who Shot the 60s’.

Duffy’s famous subjects include Michael Caine, John Lennon and Sammy Davis Junior.

Speaking today, David Bailey told Amateur Photographer: ‘I will deeply miss arguing with him.’