David Bowie Hand Signed Aladdin Sane Print. Double Signed.
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
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