Marking 50 years since the release of David Bowie’s self-titled debut LP, a new photo book has revealed never before seen photos that were taken for the album’s cover.
The photographer was Gerald Fearnley, brother of Dek Fearnley who was one of Bowie’s bandmates at the time. Although the album was not initially a hit, the pictures have gained great significance due to Bowie’s unfathomable success in the years following it and the fact that they act as a prelude to some of his most famous looks.
Most of these have not been seen until now, published in their entirety in the new photo book ‘Bowie Unseen: Portraits of an Artist as a Young Man’.
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#Bowie in yoga posture and mime make-up, 1967. This photo was taken by #GeraldFearnley. He was the brother of Bowie’s friend Derek “Dek” Fearnley, the bassist of the band ‘The Buzz’ who played on Bowie's very first album. Gerald himself was also behind the album cover of Bowie’s first, self-titled album. #⚡️#60s #youngbowie
If you’d like a copy of the book (definitely one for the collection) you can buy it for £17.99 from this link.
For a photo set of rare Beatles photos that were taken around the same time as the images above, click HERE.