David Bowie – Alladin Sane photoshoot

Aladdin Sane was the 6th album by David Bowie, and was the first album that he released as a real Rock Star (with a capital S), after the release of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

The name of the album is a pun on “A Lad Insane”. “Alladin Sane” was a new Bowie ‘character’, a development of Ziggy Stardust in his appearance and persona, described by David as “Ziggy goes to America”.

Brian Duffy was responsible for the cover of the album, and it remains an instantly recognizable image – David Bowie with a painted face, true to his androgynous persona. Following are the rest of the pictures from the photoshoot, taken in B&W, with the chosen shots then colored by hand (click to enlarge):

One Response to David Bowie – Alladin Sane photoshoot
  1. Brian stevens

    I think the post production art work is really dated now, looks trite, the raw shots are way better as is.