BOSHIER & BOWIE
In 1979 photographer Brian Duffy suggested to Derek Boshier a blind date. “He said, 'You know Derek, I’ve got this friend, and now that I know you well, I know you two are really going to get on,'” Boshier recalled. And so Boshier met David Bowie. ‘In a way, it was fate’: A few weeks earlier, Boshier had been browsing in an art bookshop in Covent Garden when an assistant mentioned to him that Bowie had been coming in, asking for Boshier’s catalogues, books any more information about his work. It turned out that Bowie wanted to team up with Boshier and after working together successfully on his album cover for 1979's Lodger, their mutual appreciation and friendship grew starting a long and fruitful and frequent creative collaboration.
'In 1979 Derek Boshier collaborated with David Bowie on the cover design of Bowie’s 13th album LODGER. The original gate fold album sleeve featured a full length shot of Bowie by photographer Brian Duffy as an accident victim, heavily made up with an apparently broken nose. For effect, the image was deliberately of low resolution, taken with a Polaroid SX-70 type camera. The inside of the gatefold included pictures of Che Guevara’s corpse, Mantengna’s 'Lamentation Over a Dead Christ', and Bowie being readied for the cover photo'. Rethink/Re-Entry Guy Brett 2015