Photography: Bowie Proof Sheets

Is there anyone in the world more photogenic than David Bowie? Many of his album covers (always a self portrait) have become iconic. Everyone knows the lightning bolt make up of Alladin Sane and the weird black and white ‘salute’ of Heroes. His many personas were equally as famous – the half-man-half-dog of Diamond Dogs, The Thin White Duke of Station to Station, Scary Monsters… victorian clown or the young long haired singer/songwriter of Hunky Dory. Even though he’s been photographed 1000’s of times it’s interesting to see the alternate shots – what might have been,  from these famous LPs.

Alladin Sane

Alladin Sane

Alternate Alladin Sane cover shot

Alternate Alladin Sane cover shot

Photograph by Brian Duffy

Photograph by Brian Duffy

Heroes proof sheet

Heroes proof sheet

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Hunky Dory

Hunky Dory

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The famous Diamond Dogs promo shot

The famous Diamond Dogs promo shot

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The contact sheet for the Diamond Dogs album cover shoot

Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

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Posted on November 30, 2013, in Photography and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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