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David Bowie: Photography by Geoff MacCormack

  • David Bowie shot in a Japanese restaurant in LA. The picture was originally black and white, but photographer Geoff MacCormack turned it sepia to give him the feel of an early '40s movie star. Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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  • David Bowie in Fenton Lake, New Mexico, in 1975. The picture is part of a new exhibition at London's Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea called 'Station To Station', which documents three years on the road with David Bowie in the '70s. Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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  • Bowie sleeps off a hangover in Siberia in 1973. The night before he'd stayed up with photographer Geoff MacCormack drinking beer (peeva) with some soldiers. Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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  • David Bowie on the set of 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' in 1975. The picture is part of a new exhibition at London's Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea called 'Station To Station', which documents three years on the road with David Bowie in the '70s. Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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  • Another picture from the set of the film 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' in 1975. In the classic sci-fi film Bowie plays Thomas Jerome Newton, a humanoid alien that lands on Earth hoping to find a way to bring his people over from his drought-ridden home planet of Anthea. Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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  • David Bowie photographed in front of the Trans-Siberian Express, which connects Moscow with Mongolia, China and the Sea Of Japan. The shot is one of the first Geoff MacCormack took on his new Nikkormat, a Japanese camera. Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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  • Again taken on the set of 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', this picture was taken with only one light source and no flash, and looks all the better for it. Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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  • The Thin White Duke in 1975, working on his 'Station To Station' album at Cherokee studios in Hollywood. The picture is part of a new exhibition named after that album at the Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea. Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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  • David Bowie sparks up a Gitane cigarette on the set of 'The Man Who Fell To Earth'. The star was turned on to the brand for "aesthetic reasons" by photographer Geoff MacCormack. This picture was used for publicity of the film in 1975. Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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  • Ziggy Stardust reads a review moments before heading onstage in 1973. He was recently rumoured to be bringing Ziggy back for this year's Coachella festival, but as reported on NME.COM this turned out to be sadly just a rumour. Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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  • Here he is, Mr David Bowie, nee David Robert Jones, on board the Trans-Siberian Express in 1973 in his finest Freddie Buretti threads (Buretti was his personal tailor). Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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  • David Bowie furtively recording a May Day parade in Moscow, having been expressly told not to. This picture was taken in 1973, the year he released 'Life On Mars?' as a single. It only made Number Three, but overall that year he was the biggest-selling artist in the UK. Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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  • David Bowie wouldn't fly between 1973 and 1976, so he and photographer Geoff MacCormack (who were childhood friends) circumnavigated the globe by ship, train and land. Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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  • Geoff MacCormack (pictured right), whose exhibition on Bowie, entitled 'Station To Station', is on at the Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea, was more than just a photographer. He was also backing vocalist and percussionist on the 'Aladdin Sane' and 'Ziggy Stardust' tours. he was also a mime artist on the 'Diamond Dogs' tour, and backing vocalist on the 'Young Americans' jaunt. Pic: Geoff MacCormack www.rockarchive.com www.genesis-publications.com

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