“Because You’re Young”
Photographer Richard Young has an exhibition of a small selection of his huge Bowie archive that he has amassed since he first started photographing The Thin White Duke in 1976.
Here’s the blurb from the Richard Young Gallery.
Richard Young Gallery is excited to announce the opening of DAVID BOWIE, an exhibition featuring striking photography of the legendary musician. Spanning nearly 40 years and taken by Britain’s foremost celebrity photographer Richard Young, this exhibition will showcase 16 photographs, including 6 new, never-before-seen images recently discovered from Richard’s ever expanding, 2 million+ archive. The exhibition will comprise of both black & white and colour images of Bowie performing and socialising out on the town.
Richard Young first met David Bowie as a teenager before Bowie became famous. He recalls:
In 1964 when I was sixteen, I used to hang out in the Bataclan Club in Princes Street near Oxford Circus it was a very cool place to hang out in the day. It was there I met a guy called Geoff, we became friends through our love of music and French girls. Very often on Sunday afternoons a group of us would make our way to Geoff's place in South London where we would listen to soul music till the early hours. Occasionally a guy called David Jones would come over and hang out. Little was I to know who David would become! Sadly as it was over forty years ago and we were all in a psychedelic haze, I don't remember much else of what went on. I recently chatted with David about the old days and he couldn't remember much either! Geoff MacCormack went on to become David's back-up singer and it wasn't until 1974 that I became a photographer.
Richard has been photographing David Bowie since 1976. He has covered all of Bowie’s concerts, photocalls, premieres and parties. Richard never misses a chance to see him perform. According to Richard:
David Bowie is the most stylish man in music, his taste in clothes is impeccable, and not only that, he is one of the nicest men in the business also.
12th July – 25th October 2013
Richard Young Gallery
4 Holland Street
Tel: 0207 937 8911