“He [Duffy] had a wonderful eye and a wonderful openness to see new things. He might not have liked some things but he never closed his eyes to anything; he tried to see what was the best of it.” – Sara Raeburn
Taken by Duffy during the fourth of his Five Sessions with David Bowie in 1979 for the thirteenth studio album and final album of Bowie's 'Berlin trilogy' comprising of: 'Low' (1977), 'Heroes' (1977) and finally 'The Lodger' (1979). The cover art was a collaboration between Duffy and Bowie with Derek Boshier tying the project together graphically. Duffy's Experimental sink Polaroids and a behind the scenes studio shot were included in the album's gatefold graphics. David's bandaged hand was actually the result of a coffee burn before the shoot, however, it perfectly suited the dramatic imagery.
In this rarely seen image of David preparing for the shoot with a bandaged hand which was actually the result of a coffee burn. Fortunately, this perfectly suited the dramatic imagery and added another aspect to the Lodger scene.
Our Standard Archival Quality Pigment Ink Print is 7.5″x 5″ (19.05cm x 12.7cm) in 12″x12″ (30.48cm x 30.48cm) Mounts - handmade and printed in the Duffy Archive from the original photographic negatives.
All of our images are ready to frame, supplied with a choice of either a black or white acid-free mount. A mount is a paper-based border around framed images between the frame and the image. The mount adds an extra decorative element and also prevents the image from making contact with the glass. Our Standard Size open edition prints are the same size as a 12" vinyl album sleeve for convenient framing.
As with all our prints, each open edition is embossed with the Duffy Archive stamp. The reverse of each frame has a sticker detailing the history of the session and a hand-stamped logo from Duffy's old camera cases.
The fascinating story behind this timeless session is fully documented in the Duffy Bowie Five Sessions Book told by those who were involved including Derek Boshier, makeup artist Sara Raeburn and hairdresser Martin Samuel.
Limited and Signed editions are available, to discuss options please Contact Us.