David Bowie

Mixing Memory & Desire

In the summer of 1973, a 19-year-old, Kevin Cummins, photographed David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust. Thus began a 40-year relationship of the celebrated photographer and iconic singer.

David Bowie: Mixing Memory & Desire
includes some of the best images of Bowie ever taken, the majority of which have never been published until now.

A then 19-year old photography student from Manchester, Kevin Cummins, who photographed Bowie as Ziggy Stardust in 1973, got the singer's attention with his impressive images that soon became iconic. Bowie allowed him personal access and they made history together, spanning four decades.

The photographs capture the amazing metamorphosis of Bowie through his various personas such as Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, and The Thin White Duke. This collection illuminates the singer's brilliance, creativity, and personality and it's clear the strong relationship between the two artists is what sets this book apart.

The curated selection of photographs captures Bowie in rare and intimate moments. Most were done on location which adds to the drama and spectacle. Kevin Cummins, who went on to photograph some of the best acts in the UK music scene has had photos displayed in museums, on many album covers, and book jackets. This a remarkable and unique opportunity to see David Bowie's contribution to music, art, fashion, and culture.

Format: Collector Edition
Publication Date: 1/2/2024
ISBN: 9798886741964
Pages: 256
Trim Size: 7.5 x 10.25