Rare images of David Bowie released to celebrate the Starman's birthday

David Bowie by Kate Garner
(Image credit: Kate Garner/Zebra One Gallery)

To mark what would have been David Bowie’s 74th birthday on 8 January, Zebra One Gallery is releasing three, rare images of the late icon by celebrated British photographer Kate Garner in an exclusive, new series of signed colorways. The fifth anniversary of the singer’s death is on January 10.

The images are from an extraordinary 1995 LA shoot with Bowie, which saw him tied up with ropes and suspended from the ceiling, wrapped in bandages and  put inside a giant tube. They are the only Bowie images Garner has left, after her entire photograph collection was stolen from storage in Los Angeles, 12 years ago. Some images survive as a handful of prints and negatives had been fortunately were found at a friend's London studio. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.