Brian Duffy had an eight-year working relationship with Bowie and shot five key sessions over this period providing the creative concept as well as the photographic image for three album covers, including the 1973 Aladdin Sane (often nicknamed ‘the Mona Lisa of pop and Bowie’s - and arguably Rock n Roll’s - most famous image), 1979’s Lodger and 1980s Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps). www.duffyarchive.com
The story of his life and work is documented in a BBC documentary titled The Man Who Shot the 60’s and in 2013 Duffy was included in the Professional Photographer list of the 100 most influential photographers of all time. Duffy’s input had a significant influence on the creation of Bowie’s chameleon-like public image and we are proud and honoured to have this amazing body of work as part of the Festival.
Renowned Canadian, Rolling Stone photographer John Rowlands. John was tour photographer for Bowie from 1974-78 and has captured some of his most iconic images, most notably ‘The Archer’ which was featured on Times Square this Summer, advertising the V&A’s worldwide mega-successful Bowie Is expo.
Sara Captain has recently emerged as one of the most succinct portrait artists in the UK and is in high demand amongst the Bowie event fraternity. She recently was bestowed the honour of painting a Bowie mural on the walls of The Three Tuns venue in London, one of Bowie’s haunts before he became a star. She has since exhibited her stunning Bowie portraits all over the UK and in Paris.