«I had a friend back in the 70-ties who came back after a trip to London where he had bought some LP’s, one of them was «The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars». No one had ever heard of the singer «David Bowie».
He put the record on though and after the first three bars of «Five Years» I had become a «Bowie fan» and have been it since.
I have used his lyrics as a title for many of my pictures and I will certainly be doing it in the future.
On last Friday, on «David Bowie’s» birthday he gave out his last album, «Blackstar», and in the evening we sat listening to it and watch the video which came with it.
«Blackstar» is full of understatements and full of symbolism’s which gives another meaning today when I hear that he had died, than it did on Friday.
I have only been to one live concert with «Bowie», in Gøteborg, Sweden, in 1983. That was both a birthday and divorce present to myself as I turned 30 that year.
It was a great gig, a part of the «Serious Moonlight Tour». It was illegal to photograph but after I was stopped by the guards my girlfriend at «that time» managed to smuggle the camera in. Unfortunately, we were too far away to get a good shot.
I had never thought that this picture would be used but I prefer one of my own pictures, even if it’s bad, above stealing someone else’s.
David Bowie, you will be deeply missed. May you rest in peace …»
I wrote this three years ago and if you are wondering why it is on this blog then it is because the image used here is included in the book «The Man Outside the Window».