The most significant collection of David Bowie images ever assembledA luxurious opus published to coincide with the 5th anniversary of David Bowie’s deathImpeccably printed, sumptuously designed, large format hardback bookTop photographers, iconic images, wonderful surprisesMajor marketing campaign, including radio, print and online promotionsEvents with photographers, including on-stage Q&As and book signingsTie-in to exhibitions at galleries, globallyDavid Bowie: Icon gathers the greatest images of one of the greatest stars in history, into a single, luxurious volume. The result is the most important anthology of David Bowie images that has ever been compiled. Featuring work from many of the greatest names in photography, this book showcases an incredible portfolio of imagery, featuring the iconic, the awe inspiring, the candid and the surprising.Follow the visual evolution of Bowie over the years, through the lenses of his famous photographer collaborators.Photography and text by: Gerald Fearnley, Justin de Villeneuve, Terry O’Neill, Masayoshi Sukita, Norman Parkinson, Kevin Cummins, Janet Macoska, Lynn Goldsmith, Geoff MacCormack, Alec Byrne, Brian Aris, Andrew Kent, Vernon Dewhurst, Gavin Evans, Fernando Aceves, Barry Schultz, Ray Stevenson, Chalkie Davies, Markus Klinko, Greg Gorman, John Scarisbrick, Denis O’Regan, Mick Rock, Philippe Auliac, Steve Schapiro.When David Bowie passed away on 10 January 2016, the world lost an icon. And yet, his legacy lives on. From his humble origins as a teen musician in the 1960s up until the very end, David Bowie’s music, lyrics and provocative performances inspired not only his generation, but every generation that followed. While his sound and style underwent several alterations throughout his career, two facts never changed. He was an innovator, and photographers adored him. This book pays homage to this once-in-a-lifetime icon.
I’m proud to be part of this amazing collection of images on the iconic David Bowie, which are so beautifully reproduced in a book that honors his artistry.
– Lynn Goldsmith
As documented in the newly published book David Bowie: Icon, which features shots of the star by 25 different photographers, Bowie always understood the power that photography would have in his world. While the images captured during his life are impressive to look back on now, even in the moment, it was clear to many photographers that they were making something special.
All the photos of David Bowie you could possibly ever need. The most noteworthy collection of David Bowie images ever accumulated. Whether you want to own the book as a collector’s item or display it on your coffee table, this definitive work is a tribute fit for an icon.
– Interview magazine
With work by many of the most eminent names in photography, this book showcases a stunning portfolio of imagery, from portraits and album covers, performances and rehearsals, to rarely seen private moments and candid snapshots. The thoughts and reminiscences of the photographers, many sharing their memories for the first time, give us an insight into this artist. When David Bowie passed away on 10 January 2016, the world lost a musical hero. But his legacy lives on.
– The Eye of Photography
A 2020 Holiday Gift Pick! A must-have for all Bowie fans.
– Departures International
So many great photos, unbelievable … to pull this together!
– Rock Photography Museum – Drew Evans
… impressive … a splendid collection
– Velvet Goldmine
The most beautiful photographs of the star in a single and beautiful book … a rich and splendid compilation…
– Beware Magazine
audacious, wide-ranging, and frankly gorgeous
– Flood Magazine
It is gorgeous and delicious. It is truly a feast for the eyes and all the senses. The printer created art from our art. Beautiful!
– Janet Macoska
The book is amazing – a lot of images I’ve never seen.
– John Scarisbrick
But novel though [Bowie’s] appearance was, he proved to be no artistic flash in the pan. Arguably the first musical artist to constantly reinvent himself though revising his image, Bowie proved to be as much a visual icon of the 70s, 80s and 90s as he was a musical innovator. Now, all that glam has been captured in a spectacular book published by ACC Art Books. David Bowie: Icon, edited by Iconic Images and with an introduction by Bowie’s long-time friend and collaborator George Underwood, collects the work of 25 photographers who captured Bowie at his mercurial best, from obscurity to mega-stardom.
– Arts & Collections