Bowie Week

Starman Across Time: A Bowie Photo Gallery Complete With Music Videos!

To close our week out, we thought we would leave you with a feast for the second-best sense you can engage where David Bowie is concerned: your eyes.  Recall that we did make the comparison between Bowie and a Time Lord earlier this week… after viewing these photos, you may come to the same conclusion. So sit back and let us take you through his many regenerations, and don’t forget to have your favorite Bowie album (or film) playing in the background to set the mood. Some of Bowie’s more SFF-minded music videos can be found at the bottom of the post. We know, we’re making you earn them.

Warning: these pictures contain excesses of glitter, tight clothes, cross dressing, hair in all shapes and colors, questionable footwear (featured above), smoking, and even a beard. Yes, you read that right.

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

Young Stardust

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

The mod years. Maintaining that haircut must have been a nightmare.

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

Hanging out in stockings, garters, and a tube dress with Iggy Pop. What, don't you do that all the time?

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

Early Ziggy. The hair isn't quite there yet, though his frontman almost makes up for it. You go, Mick Ronson.

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

There's the hair we were looking for.

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

Ironic patriotism at its best.

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

We know the Thin White Duke was supposed to be a facist, but he was just so pretty.

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

He just found out what the 80s were going to be like.

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

Yup. The 80s meal is clearly not amusing.

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

Screaming Lord Byron. Stare upon that flawless makeup. We'll wait. We know it's hypnotizing.

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

Don't worry, rock stars can't read. He's just alarmed at the pictures drawn in the margins.

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

The mullet that needs no explanation.

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

He is somehow standing up in this picture. Clearly the rules of gravity do not apply to Bowie.

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

Okay, hang on. What is a beard doing here? How did it get in? What alternate reality did we just materialize in?!

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

Bowie was in the Matrix before it was cool. (No, seriously, he was.)

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

(No comment needed.)

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

Being murdered by his own Scary Monsters creation.

David Bowie science fiction photo gallery

Those aren't 'gun to head' fingers. He's pointing out how vast his mind is. He probably sees in five dimensions.

 

For those of you who have been waiting on those music videos, check out the strange Big Brother scenario going on in “Jump They Say”:

 

And the possible post-apocalyptic future at play in “Heart’s Filthy Lesson”:

 

Or we could just be purists and enjoy the bleached out glory of “Life On Mars”:

And with that, we bid you good weekend. We’ll meet you at Suffragette City!


Stubby the Rocket is the mascot of Tor.com. Stubby was responsible for bringing Ziggy down to Earth. You’re welcome.

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