Kevin Cummins, in conversation with Piper Ferguson, discusses David Bowie: Mixing Memory & Desire

Kevin Cummins

In the summer of 1973, a 19-year-old, Kevin Cummins, photographed David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust. Thus began a 40-year relationship of the celebrated photographer and the iconic singer. In David Bowie: Mixing Memory & Desireworld-renowned rock photographer, Kevin Cummins, selected some of his very best images, some never before seen, featuring the rock legend from early gigs to sold-out concerts.

David Bowie: Mixing Memory & Desire includes some of the best images of Bowie ever taken, the majority of which have never been published until now. A then 19-year old photography student from Manchester, Kevin Cummins, who photographed Bowie as Ziggy Stardust in 1973, caught the singer's attention with his impressive images that soon became iconic. Bowie allowed him personal access and they made history together, spanning four decades. The photographs capture the amazing metamorphosis of Bowie through his various personas such as Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, and The Thin White Duke. This collection illuminates the singer's brilliance, creativity, and personality, capturing him in rare and intimate moments. David Bowie: Mixing Memory & Desire is a remarkable opportunity to see Bowie's contribution to music, fashion, and culture, making it a keepsake for fans everywhere.

Kevin Cummins went on to photograph some of the best acts in the U.K. music scene and has had photos displayed in museums, on many album covers, and on book jackets. (Weldon Owen)

Author photo credit: Ella Cummins

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ISBN: 9798886740950
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Published: Weldon Owen - November 7th, 2023

Indie, Seen: The Indie Rock Photography of Piper Ferguson By Piper Ferguson, Johnny Marr (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Published: Weldon Owen - November 7th, 2023