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Previously Unpublished Bowie Shots In Photoicon

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on September 01, 2008

I keep a photograph...

BowieNetter Zardoz pointed us in the direction of the Summer issue of PHOTOICON, which is still in the shops despite the fact that it's now September. It's a Rock 'n' Roll photography special and obviously there's a Bowie page...

Photographer Tony McGee was responsible for the shots above which he took in 1990 as part of a session "for an album called Pin-Ups - a retrospective album of all his greatest hits to date". I guess that album became CHANGESBOWIE which didn't utilise any contemporaneous pictures in the end.

Anyway, here's a bit of what Tony had to say about David...

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"We became very good friends at the time and we enjoyed on many occasions discussing the arts: cinema and literature were popular topics, and David is a devoted fan of painting. Francis Bacon would constantly come up in conversation and in many ways this triptych is dedicated to Francis Bacon.

Bowie was a very intense and inspiring subject and I would normally only shoot one roll of film on each different costume change. In fact, these frames are chosen from a roll of film of which only eight frames were exposed."

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It's actually a good issue that's worth picking up, if not only to be able to read all of Tony McGee's words, but to view the above triptych in a much larger form, unobscured by the ROCK 'N' ROLL stamp as above.

Finally, the back of the magazine has a full-page advert for a Richard Young photographic exhibition which ended on August 15th, sadly. However, you can still view and purchase fifty four of Richard's Bowie shots at his online gallery.

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    1 September 2008
    Previously Unpublished Bowie Shots In Photoicon

    I keep a photograph...

    BowieNetter Zardoz pointed us in the direction of the Summer issue of PHOTOICON, which is still in the shops despite the fact that it's now September. It's a Rock 'n' Roll photography special and obviously there's a Bowie page...

    Photographer Tony McGee was responsible for the shots above which he took in 1990 as part of a session "for an album called Pin-Ups - a retrospective album of all his greatest hits to date". I guess that album became CHANGESBOWIE which didn't utilise any contemporaneous pictures in the end.

    Anyway, here's a bit of what Tony had to say about David...

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "We became very good friends at the time and we enjoyed on many occasions discussing the arts: cinema and literature were popular topics, and David is a devoted fan of painting. Francis Bacon would constantly come up in conversation and in many ways this triptych is dedicated to Francis Bacon.

    Bowie was a very intense and inspiring subject and I would normally only shoot one roll of film on each different costume change. In fact, these frames are chosen from a roll of film of which only eight frames were exposed."

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    It's actually a good issue that's worth picking up, if not only to be able to read all of Tony McGee's words, but to view the above triptych in a much larger form, unobscured by the ROCK 'N' ROLL stamp as above.

    Finally, the back of the magazine has a full-page advert for a Richard Young photographic exhibition which ended on August 15th, sadly. However, you can still view and purchase fifty four of Richard's Bowie shots at his online gallery.