Remember David Bowie With This Stylish New Photo Book

The aptly-titled 'Bowie' will class up your coffee table.
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© Steve Schapiro / courtesy powerHouse books

By now we've all seen and heard countless David Bowie tributes, mostly pretty slapdash stuff, and we're ready for something that truly honors his historic legacy. So the timing of Steve Schapiro's new book Bowie (powerHouse books, $35) is perfect. In 1974 Schapiro received a rare invitation from Bowie's manager for a private photo session with the rock legend in Los Angeles. 

The pair hit it off and the lensman went on to take some of the most iconic Bowie snapshots, including cover art for the albums Station to Station and Low. Most of the pics in the book have never been published before. Schapiro calls the late star "Incredibly intelligent, calm, and filled with ideas." 

Here are some of the best images from the book:

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© Steve Schapiro / courtesy powerHouse books

"David out of character. One of my favorite photos of David. I particularly like his hands in this shot. Los Angeles 1975."

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© Steve Schapiro / courtesy powerHouse books

"David seated drawing circles on the background paper and then the Kabbalah Tree of Life diagram on the floor. Los Angeles, 1974."

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© Steve Schapiro / courtesy powerHouse books

"David with goggles and bike. Los Angeles, 1974."

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© Steve Schapiro / courtesy powerHouse books

"From a photo shoot for People magazine. We took portraits against a putrid green background which we both felt was the worst possible color to use as a background for a magazine cover. Los Angeles, 1974."

© Steve Schapiro / courtesy powerHouse books

© Steve Schapiro / courtesy powerHouse books

Los Angeles, 1975. More hands.

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