“Yes, I’ve read the morning papers”
The long-awaited retail edition of Bowie by O'Neill: The definitive collection with unseen images by Terry O'Neill is published this Thursday, 8th August.
With more than 500 photographs including contact sheets published here for the first time and an introduction from Terry discussing in detail his experiences of working with David, this is the ultimate portrait of an inspiring, challenging and ever-changing artist. O’Neill had a close working relationship with David Bowie, including photographing the iconic “Jumping Dog” image used for the promotion of Diamond Dogs.
David once said: “The great thing about Terry was that I was always guaranteed a centrespread in the papers after a photo session with him.”
A picture from the particular session illustrated here was first published in the Daily Mirror in January 1975. For UK fans at least, these spreads were always a very welcome first glimpse of a new Bowie look.
Terry O’Neill said: “When I first started to collect all my images and contact sheets of David Bowie, I didn’t realize how many I had! That first phone call I received to work with Bowie resulted in a real partnership between us; I was lucky enough to get that call and smart enough to say yes. He was a one-of-a kind, always changing and a true genius. It gives me great pleasure to be able to share with the world the images I captured and my memories of working with this extraordinary artist. He has the most loyal fans I’ve ever come across and I truly hope this book brings them a lot of joy.”
The Iconic Images store is offering just 300 copies of Bowie by O’Neill signed by Terry.