In 1974, David Bowie‘s manager invited photographer Steve Schapiro to spend a day capturing images of the star. The extended shoot yielded the now-iconic cover photos for Low and Station to Station, and led to a fruitful collaboration between the two artists. Now Schapiro is collecting his images in Bowie, a new volume of mostly unpublished photos from powerHouse Books. Preview the book with our exclusive gallery, featuring recollections from Schapiro himself.
“With my first David Bowie shoot in 1974, my assistants and I expected to see a flamboyant wild man arrive, with a large entourage, groupies and cartons of booze,” Schapiro told Rolling Stone. “This was not the case. Calm, quiet and over-intelligent with a bent for the spiritual, we chatted more about philosophy and Buster Keaton than super stars or the weather.”