Roseland 2002 poster signed by Rex Ray, Mask
and hopefully David Bowie...it could be yours!
...looked a lot like you and me...
The deliciously diminutive photographer and occasional non-stop Go-Go dancer, Mask, wants to give you the chance to "Do" Bowie. And what's more, you could win a pretty groovy prize just for having a bit of fun! So, what the bloomin' heck am I going on about?
Well, that other BowieNet big talent, and theatrically inclined Rex Ray, is running a "Bowie related/inspired exhibition" at Gallery 16 in San Francisco, from mid August to mid September. More details on this event as we get them, suffice to say Mask has been invited to take part.
For her contribution, Mask plans to shoot at least fifty willing participants under the banner: "Doing Bowie". This entails a group of people, exactly like you, choosing their favourite Bowie persona and attempting to recreate it for the camera. This is your chance for a kind of strange world-domination, and you won't even have to shave your legs, as Mask will be shooting from the waist up. (Too late...Rednik already waxed!)
Anyway, the shoot will take place in a studio located pretty close to the home of Meltdown, the RFH, where most of you are going to be on the day of the shoot anyway. This truly exciting art event takes place between 1:00pm and 4:30pm this coming Saturday the 29th.
If you aren't the type that particularly wants to travel in your Bowie clobber, be it an Aladdin Sane lightning bolt, a Ziggy gold blob, a Labyrinth wig, TMWFTE alien eyes, or a combination of the lot...you can get changed and made up at the studio, (you must bring everything you'll need for your transformation with you though) with plenty of time to get ready for the Bowie show later that day. The shoot will be "painless and fast"...it says here...especially if you are ready to have your picture done as soon as you arrive.
If you do take part, you will be agreeing to full permission of the usage of the picture taken of you, not only for the aforementioned exhibition, but also for a possible book recording the event, also called "Doing Bowie". Please understand that you can remain anonymous for the project if you so desire, but who wouldn't want to be associated with such a great idea?!
A print of David Bowie made by Mask.
This beautiful thing could be yours too.
What Do I Get?
Your incentive? Apart from your image becoming an actual piece of art, your own page in the book, and helping out Mask you mean? Well, OK...we have something else too.
Depending on the amount of people that show up, we will give away a very special Roseland 2002 poster, (see poster at the top of this piece) that is already signed by its designer, Rex Ray, and is about to be signed by Mask who took the picture on it, and will hopefully be signed by the subject, David Bowie himself. We will give away up to twenty of these posters, and the recipients will be chosen randomly after the event.
There will also be one very beautiful print of David taken by Mask, printed on high quality doo-dah and all that malarkey (see above). This will also be awarded to one lucky random attendee after the event.
How Do I Get Involved?
If you are interested in taking part in this little bit of rock history in the making, please e-mail me immediately at TotalBlamBlam@DavidBowie.com as we need to get an idea of numbers ASAP. You can continue to e-mail me up until Friday, but please do make contact as soon as you think you'll take part. We will reply with the final details of where and when as soon as we have them, and we'll post them on the MBs too, just to be safe. Oh I can't wait...now, where did I put my 'The Man Who Sold The World' man's dress?