Limited Edition Prints Signed by
David Bowie and Geoff Maccormack

In 2009 when I decided to put my photographs of David on sale, having held on to them for some 35 years, I sent Bowie a printed set of 12 of my images. He mailed me saying, 

“just got the pack. Beautiful work Geoff, just wonderful stuff. Thank you so much. They are the best!” 

These are 6 of those images, which David signed 25 editions of each in 2015. 

David Bowie: Fenton Lake, New Mexico, 1975

When I was (quite rightly) dropped from from my role as Bowie body double (in The Man Who Fell To Earth) for, well, looking completely and utterly different to him, it turned out to be a veiled blessing. I took advantage of the free time and the sublime New Mexico light and picked up my Nikon. This image of David is one of my favourites. I particularly like it for its raw honesty.

SIZE: 24 x 20 inches
PAPER: Archival Digital C-type Fuji crystal archive paper
Limited to 25 editions of each print
Certificate of Authenticity supplied with each print

David Bowie: The Man Who Fell To Earth 1973

This is another image chosen by David for publicity use. One of my favourite shots: taken with a zoom lens, he was completely unaware (as with most of my images) the moment was being captured.

SIZE: 24 x 20 inches
PAPER: Archival Black and White Silver Gelatin paper
Limited to 25 editions of each print
Certificate of Authenticity supplied with each print

David Bowie: Trans Siberia Express, 1973

David sleeping off a long night of boozing somewhere in Siberia in 1973. We drank cheap Riesling and beer (Peeva) with a bunch of soldiers we’d met the night before. They were friendly and inquisitive as to what life was like in the West. We asked them what they did in the army: they said they were in the construction unit. You can just make out the bleak Siberian landscape through the window.

SIZE: 24 x 20 inches
PAPER: Archival Digital C-type Fuji crystal archive paper
Limited to 25 editions of each print
Certificate of Authenticity supplied with each print

David Bowie: In Front of the ‘Trans Siberian Express’

Heading back to London from Japan the long way, I’d only just acquired a Nikkormat camera which Japanese photographer Masayoshi Sukita got me (trade price); the attraction being its ease of use for a novice. It was my first decent camera. Not knowing the camera, I at least pride myself on getting the composition right. The other thing I love about this shot is that, although David clearly strikes a pose, the image is still unguarded and natural. David reciprocated by taking one of me in exactly the same spot. Believe me, mine’s better.

SIZE: 24 x 20 inches
PAPER: Archival Black and White Silver Gelatin paper
Limited to 25 editions of each print
Certificate of Authenticity supplied with each print

David Bowie: Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1973

David in Ziggy makeup in 1973. This shot was taken at the Hammersmith Odeon before the last shows of the tour. David was reading a review, and I sneaked this shot with a zoom lens which I already had on the Nikon so as not to disturb the quiet moment. To this day, I find it remarkable how serene he is only moments before showtime.

SIZE: 24 x 20 inches
PAPER: Archival Digital C-type Fuji crystal archive paper
Limited to 25 editions of each print
Certificate of Authenticity supplied with each print

David Bowie: Los Angeles, 1975

This was taken in a Japanese restaurant in L.A.. As I remember, David and myself were fairly wired, yet this shot belies this. Although originally taken in black and white, this image has the feel of an early 1940s movie star, hence the sepia finish I settled upon.

SIZE: 24 x 20 inches
PAPER: Archival Digital C-type Fuji crystal archive paper
Limited to 25 editions of each print
Certificate of Authenticity supplied with each print

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