I’ve written here about my obsession with David Bowie. A lot, actually. I just did a search for “Bowie” on this website and came up with no fewer than twenty posts. (And I hold myself back sometimes, y’all.)
Today is his 68th birthday, and I was ready to write a soul-searching article for you about how Bowie has shaped my life and made me who I am. But in my search of the website I realized that I have, in fact, already written that article. And a few others. And sort of drooled all over the internet about how much I adore him–I even had a poem published about it last fall.
So I’m not going to go into rhapsodies yet again about him. Instead I’m going to show you some pictures from a photo shoot I did four or five years ago (?), inspired by Bowie–specifically the “Life on Mars” video…which I think actually is my gender. This shoot, as you can see, was done before I chopped my hair off, but I’ll have you know that last winter I went to a Bowie Tribute burlesque event in this same outfit and with my now-short hair, and I won the David Bowie costume and trivia contest. Because I am
a huge geek amazing. (The prize was a DVD copy of Labyrinth, by the way. That’s great and all… I just already had two copies. Yeah…amazing.)
Anyway, here are some of the best shots! And, cross my heart and hope to die, none of them are retouched. (My almost-32-year-old self is very impressed by my 27-ish-year-old-self.) All photos by MPIS Photography.
Happy birthday, David Bowie! I hope you see these and contact me about how cool you think I am and we become best friends! Or, you know… that you have a happy 68th birthday!