- A DAVID BOWIE PHOTOBOOK BY PHOTOGRAPHER PHILIPPE AULIAC
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Here is your chance to be one of THREE lucky winners to own a copy of the recently published book THE PASSENGER - A DAVID BOWIE PHOTOBOOK by PHILIPPE AULIAC.
On collector Mauro Luppi and publisher Daniele Pensavalle's initiative, here is a collection of photographs of David Bowie and Iggy Pop taken by Philippe Auliac in London and Paris in 1976 and 1977, published in book form for the first time.
After the American episode and the crossing of Siberia with Iggy Pop on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway, David Bowie is back in Europe under the name and guise of the Thin White Duke for the Station To Station tour. After shooting Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth, he arrived in the wake of his ambiguous statements to the press. Play-acting, cocaine or delusions of "folie des grandeur". Fans are destabilized when he compares the rise of a rock star to that of a far right political leader. Philippe Auliac becomes an appointed photographer for the European part of the tour, from the first Wembley concert to the May 18th 1976 show at the Pavillon de Paris.
This book is the first edition of Philippe Auliac's work on this controversial time. The full-page pictures come in the form of a photographic account of a flexible chronology that leaves much to the reader's imagination while nonetheless leading him firmly to the show marking the disappearance of The Thin White Duke, who vanishes of his own accord. The three texts by Véronique Pintelon, Christophe Geudin and Laurence Geslin ponctuate the syncopated sequence of the pictures by each addressing the character's different aspects, whether it be his style, his appearance, his musical world or his place in the late 70s, now synonymous with the end of communal utopia.This book - whose purpose is not to add an umpteenth biographic page to all those already published on David Bowie - is an opportunity to discover a series of mostly rare and previously unpublished photographs gathered together in an album to be read, looked through and decoded.
This first publication (30th October 2004) will be issued in a limited edition of 2000 copies including an original printing autographed by the photographer.
BW COMPETITION RULES: To give everyone an equal chance of winning, please only submit ONE entry. Multiple entries will be immediately disqualified.
All competition entries with the correct answers will be given an individual number, then 3 entries will be drawn at random to reveal the prize winners.
This competition ends at midnight (GMT) on Friday 31st DECEMBER 2004. The webmasters decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Q1: Which song written by David Bowie contains the word 'passengers'?
Answer: Maid Of Bond Street
Q2: Which song written by David Bowie contains the word 'passport'?
Answer: Candidate (demo)
Q3: Name 20 different types of passenger transport mentioned in songs written by David Bowie?
Answers: (Any 20 of these 51)
Ass, Balloon, Beetle, Bicycle, Bike, Boat, Boogie, Bombardier (type of regional jet), Bus, Cab, Cadi, Cadillac, Camel, Car, Chevrolet, Chevy, Chrysler, Coach, Convertible, Corvette, Cruiser, Diesel Van, Duesenberg, Elevator, Ferris Wheel, Ford Mustang, Limousine, Milk Float, Module, Motorbike, Mule, Pack Horse, Plane, Police Bike, Police Car, Railway, Riley, Rocket, Sail Boat, Ship, Spaceship, Spitfire, Subway, Train, Tram, Tricycle, Underground, Van, Vehicle, Yak, Wagon.
Congratulations to the three prizewinners chosen at random who are:
2. D. Robinson
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2nd Jan 2005