The photos were taken late in the evening & several different shots of David Bowies torso had been taken as
we knew we wanted to create the genie look which was used inside when the make up artist suggested putting
the lightning flash from the bands drum kit across Davids face, and Philip Castle, famous for his artwork for
Stanley Kubricks film, A Clockwork Orange, was enlisted to create the silver air brushed Aladdin and to put the
tear drop resting in the collar bone.
I do remember seeing the first contact sheets of the head & shoulders & realising we had a knock out image on
our hands I have lost count of how many times it has been reproduced !and the rest is history. I think it was
before one used to see punks walking down the kings road with strong statements in face painting,but I
might be wrong about that.
Credit: Celia Philo, Copyright St Pauls Gallery.