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"Just like that bluebird"

The title is a quote from the lyrics of Lazarus.

Images taken by me at the National Portrait Gallery.

Unless otherwise stated, all images I post are photographs I have taken, no exceptions. 112 more words

The Crisp Aftertaste of The Bottomless Silver Fountain

Written By: Brian Duffy

A personal favorite.

It’s all so terrifyingly simple.  We’ve overcomplicated it. 

There is a deliberate continuum that is being maintained throughout all the detailed narrative.  296 more words

Burning Man

David Bowie: 1947-2016

January 10, 2016

This morning I woke up to savor my usual coffee, only to be surprised by the sound of my own gasping. It was true: David Bowie, a man who had a profound effect on me as a child, had died. 146 more words

Bowie: Artwork for a work of art.

Bowie was a very inspirational figure for me. My adolescent love of art and music was made manifest in the figure of Ziggy Stardust. A visual artist who could sing rock ‘n’ roll. 123 more words


Ashes To Ashes

Inevitably we’ve been thinking about David Bowie today. I was never an obsessive along the Bowiemania lines, a heading which cropped up in the music papers during by youth,  but remain a big admirer of his output.  322 more words

Sleeve Design


Gallery Vassie open the exhibition of Duffy/Bowie, which includes photographs from all of the five famous sessions that Duffy worked on with Bowie between 1972 and 1980. 308 more words


Front-page editorial cartoons: a good idea and a grand tradition

I have never shared the view that a newspaper’s front page needed to be a sacrosanct opinion-free zone.

The New York Times published a front-page editorial… 776 more words