“The Archer”. David Bowie on the Station To Station tour in Toronto, Feb 1976. Photo by John Rowlands.
“Having seen the previous evening’s show on the 1976 Station To Station / Isolar Tour, Rowlands was primed to capture the image of Bowie as ‘The Archer’ while the singer was preparing to ‘fire’ his imaginary bow and arrow… The pose was used as a signal for Bowie’s lighting engineer to kill the lights. The picture was taken moments before the lights were killed. Rowlands took the shot about 30 feet away from the stage and he credits his Hasselblad camera for producing an image that is striking in its sharp tonal range of whites, blacks and greys.”
Apparently this was one of Bowie’s favourite pics of himself. You can buy an eye-wateringly expensive signed print of it here.
David Bowie. 8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016. Rest in peace. x.