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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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