“It started in 1972 in London. After that, in 1973 I shot him in New York and met him in Tokyo later that year when he arrived for his first Japanese tour. In 1977 David Bowie came to Tokyo again with Iggy Pop. They asked me to take photographs in a quick, hour long session but I didn’t know at the time that the shoot would end up on David Bowie’s album cover – it ended up being the cover of ‘Heroes’. It was a very private session that I’ll always remember. Most recently I shot him in 2009 when I took his last official portrait.
Whatever was happening to David in his personal life, he never showed it in front of the camera. His strength and humility always shone through in images, that was the bottom line, and it’s something that I will always remember. And if I had to choose a highlight? Every time I shot David was a career highlight. He is, and always will be, my favourite subject.”
-as told to Hunger by Masayoshi Sukita