Ground Control to Major Addictees!
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on friends as today would have been David Bowie's 75th birthday (8 January 1947).
It's been a monster week for Ziggy Stardust whose estate just sold his publishing catalogue to Warner Chappell for a secret squirrel amount (sources told Variety that the deal, which includes Bowie’s “entire body of work”, was worth more than $250 million).
But wait, there's more! New Bowie album TOY:BOX was release on vinyl can CD yesterday. The album was recorded in 2001, leaked online in 2011 and, form David Bowie's official Instagram account: "nineteen years later we're please to announce a Bowie75 special edition of TOY on cassette." The TOY cassette is a one-off run of 10,000.
If you don't know what a cassette is (😫), please Google it. Cassettes were life and don't get us started on the best thing ever - mixtapes! Especially mixtapes made from recording songs off the radio and hitting the pause/stop button just before the DJ talked over the ending. Praise be! We had skillz back then.
So where do we fit in to all this? Glad you asked.
Enter Casa Addicted artist, Markus Klinko.
In 2001 award-winning international fashion / celebrity photographer and director Markus Klinko spent 8 hours in his New York studio with David Bowie shooting images for David's Heathen album cover. The shoot produced an epic cover and numerous photos of David Bowie, which have become the Bowie Unseen series.
Ground Control to Major Tom (ten, nine, eight, seven, six)
Commencing countdown, engines on (five, four, three)
Check ignition and may God's love be with you (two, one, lift off)... 🚀
Smoking, Markus Klinko, 2001
Style, Markus Klinko, 2001
The Vision, Markus Klinko, 2001
Repentance, Markus Klinko, 2001
The Studio, Markus Klinko, 2001
The Hunt, Markus Klinko, 2002
Bowie Unseen by Markus Klinko
If you've found modern love in this amazing series, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, put on your red shoes and let's dance.
For our absolute beginners, we'd be happy to walk you through what's available. No need to feel under pressure (a heavenly high-five to Freddie).
Until the next one Addictees, we're dancing in the street...
Blair & El 💖💞💖