Iman by David Bowie
Photograph king, watches you go
Family photographer : Jam : 11/13/01 In an interview with Associated Press, Iman chooses her favourite photographer. "Iman's picture has been taken thousands of times by the fashion industry's top photographers. But, she says, the best are those taken by her husband, British rocker David Bowie. "He captures the real me," Iman is quoted as saying. Among her favorites: a nude photo when she was pregnant with their daughter, Alexandria.
Beautiful : InStyle : Nov 2001 In an article titled: "Kiefer Sutherland - Man of Style", Kiefer is asked - Anyone you'd want to be like? "I've been in love with David Bowie from the time I was 12. I mean, I see a picture of him and it's like the line in the song "Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows: "I wish I was beautiful". I wish I could just for one day walk into a restaurant and try and look that good. (jam)
Basquiat : Guardian : 11/13/01 Five years after its release, Basquiat, showing on the UK pay channel "Film Four", still found its way on to the "Pick of the Day" lists at both The Guardian and The Independent this week. The Independent had this to say : "In this evocative film, Jeffrey Wright gives a strong performance in the title role, while David Bowie is equally impressive as Warhol."
Charisma : Sunday Times : 11/11/01 Dylan Jones, Editor of GQ magazine, whose admiration of db we have mentioned before, was having dinner with the restaurant reviewer of The Sunday Times, and he and his fellow guests were swapping anecdotes about meeting the famous. Dylan silenced the opposition (Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock et al) with this : ""Well, I was in a nightclub scene in The Hunger," said Dylan. "And, between takes, David Bowie asked me for a light." He delivered the last sentence with all the gravitas of a man announcing he has just found a cure for cancer."
I Am Iman : Mona Lisa (TV) : 11/11/01 Iman talks about her new book, in this extensive interview with German TV programme, ML. There are many interesting insights into the woman and her life. Among them, her reasons for choosing that arresting cover photograph. "After 25 years in the modelling business, there were an almost endless amount of photographs which show me as the magazine wanted to show me.... In my book I wanted another type of picture: no styled hair, no make-up - almost raw. The photo was taken as one of the last for the book. The picture is mysterious, but at the same time sharp - it shows me very clearly." (bia) ( translated)
(contributors : bianca, jamantyla, spaceface)