DUFFY | BOWIE: Five Sessions
The man, the musician, the icon. David Bowie took the world by storm as the ultimate pop star. There to document the evolution of Bowie’s extraordinary career for almost a decade was famed photographer Brian Duffy. Duffy | Bowie is the book that pieces those years together with exclusive photos from five legendary photo sessions.
Ziggy Stardust’s eccentricity and fearlessness rose him to fame for years before he shed that skin to transform into David Bowie in the 70s. It was his effortless cool factor that set his legacy in stone. Unphased by failure, David Bowie was always willing to get back up and take it to the next level in order to achieve innovation and his persistence contributed to his eventual success. Once the iconic Aladdin Sane album cover was born, the image defined Bowie’s career and became one of Duffy’s most famous photographs. The dynamic duo collaborated on four other projects: Ziggy Stardust, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) and Lodger. Packed with photos from these shoots including never-before-seen pics and behind the scenes out takes, the book includes 80 illustrations in rich color and 90 incredible black and white photographs.
The book is a montage commemorating the special relationship between Duffy and Bowie as friends and artists who grew into their respective images together. Funny and interesting anecdotes are included from interviews with those who attended the shoots and got to witness the two work together to make magic happen. Even with all the stars Brian Duffy shot and the photographers David Bowie worked with over the years, the impact they had on each other’s careers is second to none. The 170 incredible photos are a must-have for Bowie lovers so whether you buy it for your personal collection or gift it to a friend, don’t pass this timeless photographic treasure up. DUFFY | BOWIE: Five Sessions Written by Andrea Porro.
photo credit: Brian Duffy
Duffy Bowie Five Sessions
Kevin Cann, Chris Duffy
Publisher: ACC Editions
Illustrations: 80 color, 90 b&w
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