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Exclusive Photos: ‘Speed of Life,’ by David Bowie and Sukita

Sneak peek of photos from the upcoming book by David Bowie and photographer Sukita

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Photograph copyright © Masayoshi Sukita, from forthcoming limited edition Speed of Life,genesis-publications.com

Masayoshi Sukita's first ever photo shoot with David Bowie in England, 1972.

Since he first photographed Ziggy Stardust at the Rainbow Theatre in London, 1972, Masayoshi Sukita has remained one of David Bowie's favorite photographers. Bowie and Sukita's collaboration has spanned 40 years resulting in thousands of previously unseen photographs and iconic portraits, the most recent of which were taken in 2009. In addition to the classic cover for the 1977 album Heroes, Sukita has photographed countless tours – including Bowie's first visit to Japan in 1973 and the Reality tour in 2004 – and hundreds of candid images including Bowie on holiday in Kyoto in 1979.  Speed of Life contains never before seen photographs from Sukita's archive, presented along with David Bowie's commentary.

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Photograph copyright © Masayoshi Sukita, from forthcoming limited edition Speed of Life,genesis-publications.com

1972

David Bowie photographed at the RCA studios in New York City before a performance at Radio City Music Hall in February of 1972.

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Photograph copyright © Masayoshi Sukita, from forthcoming limited edition Speed of Life,genesis-publications.com

1977

An outtake from the Heroes album cover session taken inside Sukita's studio in Tokyo, April, 1977.

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Photograph copyright © Masayoshi Sukita, from forthcoming limited edition Speed of Life,genesis-publications.com

1977

David Bowie photographed while on tour in Japan with Iggy Pop, 1977.

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Photograph copyright © Masayoshi Sukita, from forthcoming limited edition Speed of Life,genesis-publications.com

1980

A never before published photograph from a series created in April of 1980.

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Photograph copyright © Masayoshi Sukita, from forthcoming limited edition Speed of Life,genesis-publications.com

1989

David Bowie photographed in New York City when he was working with the band Tin Machine, 1989.

'Speed of Life' by David Bowie and Sukita, a signed limited edition of 2,000 copies from Genesis Publications. Due to be published later in 2011, for advanced ordering information register here .

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