Medium: Printed by Weldon Color Lab on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Pearl Paper (chromogenic print), signed by the artist
Good To Know: Printed to order, artwork is shipped directly from the artist's studio
Series: Bowie Unseen
Arty-Fact: This moving shot of David Bowie is from Markus' photo session for the cover of "Heathen", released in 2002. When asked about why David wanted to be shot as a blind man Markus explained:
"It was his [David's] idea. What he tried to bring across with this artwork was a man who lost belief, a man who no longer believes in the rules of religion, politics, all of that. His blind eyes represent his loss of belief, no longer being on track with what you’re supposed to believe. For the actual album cover image, he has strong references based on Man Ray. He showed me Man Ray images. He took a selfie in his bedroom before our shooting session that he was proud of. We used it for the initial setup. It was planned for that shot, he wanted it to look exactly how he wanted it. I helped him achieve that. He said: “you have me until 5pm and you can do whatever you want.” So, I had time to bring my own ideas to the table, but his main album cover was very precise."
Source: "Markus Klinko on Bowie Unseen" by Nadja Sayej, Vanity Fair, 2019
Heathen, David Bowie, 23rd Studio Album, Released 2002
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