Bailey is one of the most influential portrait and fashion photographers, and is well known for his distinctive square format style, with a white background, and the ability to capture his subjects characters. Bailey is known for slightly changing this style and uses his composition to show the relationships between his subjects.

Bailey, adjusting the position of his camera so that the Kray twins are not directly in front of the camera positioning himself slightly below the twins makes them look powerful, making us look up at the twins through the lens giving the twins the power to give off an intimidating stair. Given that the Kray twins were the foremast perpetrators of organized crime in London during the 1950s and 60s Bailey has captured their reputation perfectly in this image.

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