Brian Duffy (And Remembering David Bowie)

By now everyone has heard the very sad news of David Bowie's passing last week. To me, what was so great about Bowie was the ability his music had to bring so many different people together. I don't think I've ever met anyone who said, "I don't like David Bowie." If you haven't heard his last album, Black Star, do yourself a favor and give it a listen. To think that he knew his time was coming as he recorded it is just crazy to think about. Here he is photographed by Brian Duffy (Duffy also shot the Aladdin Sane cover, but I thought I'd share something Bowie fans may have not seen before):

David Bowie, Lodger photoshoot, 1979. Photograph by Brian Duffy.

Duffy, of course, has photographed some of popular culture's largest icons from the 1960s onwards.

John Lennon, 1965. Photograph by Brian Duffy.

Nina Simone & Daughter, 1965. Photography by Brian Duffy.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1977. Photograph by Brian Duffy.

I won't write too much about Brian Duffy. If you have an hour or so, I highly recommend the following documentary about his work and life. It tells the story much better than I could.