David Bailey is a photographer, filmmaker, painter and sculptor, one of the major figures on the contemporary art scene. He is mainly known for his magnificent photographs of women - icons and muses - and for his depiction of the stars of the Swinging London of the sixties and seventies, as well as his ground-breaking stories in Vogue and his part in inspiring Antonioni's "Blow Up", a feature film based on his life. David Bailey breaks rules. He hates fuss, is a natural-born minimalist. He thinks of his craft as a way of life and as a powerful tool of understanding. His favourite subject-matter tells us something about where he comes from: he likes outsiders. Papuans of New Guinea, Brazilian prostitutes, Vietnamese boat people... Never in a rut, never satisfied, always hungry for new experience, countering the trap fashion lays those who belong to it. «Four Beats to the Bar and No Cheating» is a portrait of a person you want to know, someone down to earth, honest, funny and fiercely creative. Bailey thinks of photography as a kind of jazz four heats to the bar and no cheating.