Aladdin Sane - Contact Sheet - 1973

Full Contact Sheet from the 1973 Session

16 images taken during the Aladdin Sane Album Cover session that Duffy shot with Bowie in 1973 arranged around the iconic final image. The contact sheet reveals David’s permanently dilated left eye. One of his most recognisable features gifted to him by lifelong friend George Underwood in 1962 during a fight over a girl. This contact sheet also shows Duffy's handwritten job number and numbering of the images. As one of our most popular images, it is also available as an Eyes Open Limited Edition.

Taken by Duffy during the second of Five Sessions with David Bowie – This is the contact sheet from Duffy’s best-known photoshoot which dates from 1973. This session produced the iconic and revolutionary cover of David Bowie’s album Aladdin Sane, a shot that became the defining look of Bowie’s long career, and has been referred to as the “Mona Lisa of pop.”

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