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The Duffy Archive Collection

‘The thing about the photographs is that there is no smell or sound and in sense it tells the truth and yet it is a lie’ - Brian Duffy

Brian Duffy or ‘Duffy’ as he was known was one of the leading photographers of the twentieth century. For eight years, between 1972–1980 he worked with David Bowie on five separate occasions and helped shape and influence his changing personas across the decade; we are delighted for the first time to be able to share some of his incredible prints here

Duffy first came into prominence during the swinging sixties when together with fellow fashion photographers David Bailey & Terence Donovan, Norman Parkinson nicknamed the three ‘The Black Trinity’, as they were friends and rivals and became known for their dynamic photography that shaped a generation.

Our collection includes images of Aladdin Sane, arguably Bowie's most iconic shot, with both Eyes Down and Eyes Open versions available. Plus stunning photographs of Bowie in his early Ziggy Stardust years and later in his during his Scary Monsters period.

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David Bowie (DB001DUFFY)

David Bowie

Aladdin Sane is the one image that has defined David Bowie and is nicknamed the 'Mona Lisa of Pop' - Shot by Duffy in his London studio.

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David Bowie (DB002DUFFY)

David Bowie

Contact sheet taken from the photo shoot for Aladdin Sane

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David Bowie (DB003DUFFY)

David Bowie

David Bowie 'Scary Monsters' image 'close up' with cigarette

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David Bowie (DB005DUFFY)

David Bowie

Taken from the Scary Monsters album cover shoot by Duffy in 1980, 'the most beautiful clown in the circus' - David Bowie

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David Bowie (DB006DUFFY)

David Bowie

Alternative shot taken from the Aladdin Sane 'photo shoot in 1973, known as 'Eyes Open' - this image was rediscovered in the archive in 2011

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David Bowie (DB004DUFFY)

David Bowie

David Bowie Scary Monsters Pierrot shot in London in 1979

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David Bowie (DB008DUFFY)

David Bowie

The Aladdin Sane image was digitally remastered to a black and white negative format by Chris Duffy in 2012

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David Bowie (DB007DUFFY)

David Bowie

David Bowie wearing a two piece quilted suit designed by Freddie Burretti for the 1972 Ziggy Stardust tour.

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Phil Collins captured during a feature for Sounds Magazine in April 1980 whilst on Genesis' 'The Duke' tour

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Syd Barrett captured in a candid moment at Abbey Road Studios whilst rehearsing for the recording of 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn'

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The original Pink Floyd line-up on their first ever photo shoot in Ruskin Park, London

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