David Bowie captured during a photo shoot for Tatler magazine in Fulham, London in May 1995.
Photographer Jake Chessum recalls, "I shot David Bowie at a house in Fulham in May 1995. I grew up on Bowie… my friend bought all his albums for £2.99 at Our Price records and taped them for me when we were 15, and we were stoked to see him live at the Milton Keynes Bowl in the summer of ’83. So, when I got the call to shoot him for Tatler with some of his art collection, there was no way I was going to miss this opportunity.
"Armed with a stack of stuff from my collection of vinyl, books and posters for him to sign, I headed off to South West London. When we arrived at the house, somebody opened the door and we were let in. It was a terraced house and at the top of the stairs I could just see his head as he was sitting reading. I can still picture that moment. I was frozen with fear and anticipation. Bowie came down, we were introduced and he made us a cuppa. We headed upstairs to shoot him with a couple of paintings and sculptures.
"When this was done, I asked if I could just grab a couple of portraits in the back garden. It was a lovely sunny day and I got 1 roll of 35mm and two rolls of 120 film from which the shots here were taken."
Jake Chessum prints are signed and available in the following sizes:
14x11" Open Edition
12x16" Edition of 20
16x20" Edition of 20
20x24" Edition of 15
30x40" Edition of 7
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