Speed of Life by David Bowie and Masayoshi Sukita. First edition first impression large format hardback in as new condition. No markings. This is number 1617 in an edition of 2000 copies signed by both David Bowie and Masayoshi Sukita. There is a 7″ picture disc tipped in to the rear endpage. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Speed of Life
Meeting in the early seventies, by 1980 Sukita had photographed Bowie on nearly 20 separate occasions. A connection was formed such that over the ensuing decades Sukita’s camera has never been far from the focal point of Bowie’s life and work.
‘So many years. But it doesn’t end here… I’m looking forward to the years to come.’ Masayoshi Sukita
Present at both private rehearsals and centre stage for some of Bowie’s most spectacular performances, Sukita’s lens has also preserved informal moments – a subway ride in Kyoto, or a birthday celebration with Iggy Pop – as well as studio portraits created during countless sittings together, including the iconic Heroes album cover.
- ‘Whenever Sukita’s asked me to do a session I conjure up in my minds eye the sweet, creative big-hearted man who has always made these potentially tedious affairs so relaxed and painless.’ David Bowie
Over 80% of the photographic selection presented within this 300-page large-scale book have never been seen or published until now. Garnered from sessions between 1972 and very recent times, all images in Speed of Life are printed to the highest quality and presented with Bowie as well as Sukita’s words throughout.
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