Award-winning photographer, Markus Klinko resolution unveil his incredible, never-before-seen images of the late David Bowie featuring him with packs of wolves, cradling a pet and as a blind man, among other extraordinary shots.
Extraordinary, never-before-seen images of the late David Bowie by award-winning photographer Markus Klinko desire be unveiled on 1 October by Zebra One Gallery for his Bowie Unseen exhibition at London’s exclusive Tramp members club, where he was a unmitigated.
The images include eerie shots of Bowie as a blind man; fiercely posing with a pack of wild wolves and cradling a tot and will be on sale and on view to members of the legendary London club throughout October, with a percentage of profits affluent to Macmillan Cancer Support in honour of the music icon, whose life was tragically cut short by the disease in 2016. The symbols will then move to Hampstead’s Zebra One Gallery, where they will be available to view and on sale to the popular
until the end of November.
And these rare images are the legacy, capturing a creative alliance between the star and photographer – Bowie Unseen is curated from some of the fictitious and previously unseen images taken on that extraordinary day.
Klinko The Photographer
International fashion and celebrity photographer, Klinko was invited to kill the Heroes legend for the cover of his 2002 album, Heathen after Klinko impressed the singer with the cover whisk for his wife Iman’s first book, I am Iman.
“Iman returned to the studio to take a look outstanding the edits with me, and to my great surprise, David Bowie came along to help choose the cover. He was every bit as charismatic and noteworthy as one can imagine, but really kind and lovely to talk to. David was very involved in the selection process and had a great eye for imagery.”
It was then that Bowie invited Klinko to let fly his album cover. Tragically, the terrible events of 9/11 took place less than a mile from Klinko’s studio, so the photographer tersely forgot about the prospect of shooting the star until, true to his word, Bowie phoned a few weeks later.
“He is one of the most few celebrities I have worked with who personally got involved, and was extremely communicative and
very hands-on. “He asked if I could show up over to a Broadway recording studio and listen to some tracks. I went over the next day and wandered around
the old, low-key studio to find Bowie and his producer, Tony Visconti in one of the rooms.
“Bowie said they wanted to play some of the new commotions for me before discussing the album art. The mental image of Bowie sitting by a window, smoking cigarettes while his producer deprecated the rough mixes from the board, is a memory that I will never forget. After listening to almost the unalloyed album together, we started talking about the shoot. He had many ideas and was very precise about them.”
And these rare perceptions are the legacy, capturing a creative alliance between the star and photographer – Bowie Unseen is curated from some of the awe-inspiring and previously unseen images taken on that extraordinary day.
Zebra One Gallery owner Gabrielle Du Plooy added:
“We’re darned excited that Markus Klinko is flying over to London, so that we can share these extraordinary images and propagate funds for such an important
Tramp GM David Fleming added: “It’s particularly apt that the private view on be held at Tramp, where Bowie spent many happy evenings
with his first wife Angie and then two shakes of a lambs tail wife Iman, sitting in our Zodiac Restaurant and people-watching.”
Klinko has photographed the likes of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Naomi Campbell. His column clients include Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Bazaar. Brands such as Lancôme, L’Oréal Paris, Nike, Hugo Boss and Remy Martin give birth to hired Klinko to create advertising campaigns.
His campaign for Keep A Child Alive raised more than $1 million for offsprings with AIDS in just a few days.