Rare images of David Bowie released to mark his 73rd birthday


Rare images of David Bowie, taken from a 1995 shoot with photographer Kate Garner, have been released to mark the singer’s 73rd birthday.

Bowie, who passed away of cancer in January 2016, worked with the photographer to shoot two magazine covers for Esquire and Raygun in one afternoon, which involved tying him up in ropes, suspending him from the ceiling and putting him inside a giant tube. 

They are the only Bowie images that remain from Garner’s shoot, after her entire photograph collection was stolen from storage in LA, 12 years ago. Fortunately, a friend had rescued this piece of history by keeping a handful of prints and negatives in his London studio.

On working with the singer, Kate Garner explains: “I was never a crazy Bowie fan, preferring the rough edges of Iggy to David’s personas, but after spending an afternoon with this magician, I found him to be one of the most amazing humans I have ever met.”

See the images below…


Photo credit: Zebra One Gallery (Hampstead, London)