Marking 50 years since the release of David Bowie’s self-titled debut LP, a new photo book has revealed never before seen photos that were taken for the album’s cover.
The photographer was Gerald Fearnley, brother of Dek Fearnley who was one of Bowie’s bandmates at the time. Although the album was not initially a hit, the pictures have gained great significance due to Bowie’s unfathomable success in the years following it and the fact that they act as a prelude to some of his most famous looks.
Most of these have not been seen until now, published in their entirety in the new photo book ‘Bowie Unseen: Portraits of an Artist as a Young Man’.
“I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on.”
“Ouicksand” – David Bowie
Long live Ziggy Stardust.