Photos of Bowie before being Bowie

David Bowie by Gerarld Fearnley Snap Galleries

You might think there is nothing new under the sun when it comes to photographs of David Bowie. But think again. Snap Galleries’s new exhibition, David Bowie - unseen photographs, will feature unpublished photos from the acclaimed artist in the early stages of his musical career.

David Bowie by Gerald Fearn Snap Galleries

The photographs were taken by the photographer Gerald Fearn. He was the brother of “Dek” Fearnley, the bass player of the band The Buzz, who played on Bowie's very first album. Gerald's was the colour portrait that appeared on the front cover of David Bowie’s first album, the self-titled 1 June 1967 release David Bowie.

David Bowie by Gerald Fearn Snap Galleries

Bowie in yoga posture and mime make up. As always, true to his irreverent costume aesthetic.

David Bowie by Gerald Fearn Snap Galleries

Portrait of the artist with 70s vibes all over it. Loving the superhero sweater!

David Bowie by Gerald Fearn Snap Galleries

This could very well have been the cover of his first album.

David Bowie by Gerald Fearn Snap Galleries 

The distinct humour we've come to know and love is well portraid in this picture.

David Bowie by Gerald Fearn Snap Galleries

David Bowie - unseen photographs will be on show at the gallery from 16 August to 24 September 2016. For more info, visit

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