Taken by Duffy during the fourth of the Five Sessions with David Bowie in 1979 for his thirteenth studio album and final album of his “Berlin Trilogy.” The final cover art was a collaboration between Duffy/Bowie and Derek Boshier tying the project together graphically. Anthony Clavet and his assistant prepare the “Lodger” photo session by attaching fine nylon fishing line to David’s face. This was then pulled to give a distorted effect for Duffy to shoot from above whilst safely suspended in his studio roof space. David’s bandaged hand was actually the result of a coffee burn, though perfectly suited the dramatic imagery.
An image similar to this one and the Experimental Sink were used in the gatefold for the Lodger album.
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