The legions of David Bowie fans have a new treat in store with celebrated photographer Steve Schapiro's photos of the music icon, many never-before-published, now in a new book, "Bowie: Photographs by Steve Schapiro," released April 2016.
Schapiro first met Bowie in Los Angeles in 1974 for a private photo session, at the invitation of the musician's manager. "Bowie had a very strong sense of personal identity and he had a very strong sense of knowing exactly who he was and where he was going," Schapiro told CBS News. Bowie was seven hours late for the photo shoot, but he arrived alone without an entourage. His creative vision and intensity, not to mention his strong sense of personal identity, was on full display throughout the photo session.
That collaboration between artists provided some of the most iconic album art and magazine images produced that decade, including covers for "Station to Station" and "Low."
For the story on the book: "Photographer Steve Schapiro delves into David Bowie's spiritual side"
Bowie relaxed at his house in Los Angeles, 1975. I particularly liked his hands in this photo.