David Bowie Re-creation Portrait in Brighton

As a photographer in little-ole Brighton I get some fascinating requests. Recently I had to ‘recreate’ the look and feel of the photograph of David Bowie’s 1975 Album cover “Young Americans’ for the writer Jeremy Good as part of his publicity material for his new novel, using the writer as the model.

It was really interesting to be in the studio and work out the photographic lighting used back in 1975 by the original photographer Eric Stephen Jacobs (who apparently based his idea on Bowie’s choreographer, Toni Basil, when she was on the cover of the September 1974 issue of After Dark).

And so the inspiration continues …….

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The writer Jeremy Good, photographed by David Myers Brighton 2012

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Bowie’s ‘Young Americans’ by Eric Stephen Jacobs, 1975

And possibly the original inspiration

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Toni Basil, After Dark Magazine 1974

Berlin – Photography

Just had a great week in one of my favourite cities, Berlin, which was in the throngs of a superb heatwave. My visit coincided with Mayday – and the famous Kreuzberg ‘anti-everything/smash the system Demo’ – hardcore! Berlin’s such a vibrant, full-on place and as a photographer from little-old Brighton I always love just wandering the streets, snapping away.

The first photo is of the start of the Kreuzberg Demo

Berlin Kreutzberg Mayday demo - Brighton sussex photographersThis photo is on the old city-centre Templehof airport runway – which is now an enormous vast park!

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Brighton Landscape Photography – April Shower

Just met a client and on the way back via Ditchling Beacon I couldn’t resist a photo of this rain cloud. I have definitely got a thing for clouds. Sat there for a while with a large pack of Quavers…..

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Cameras, Megapixels, Mega-tosh

I love technology – some of it is headshakingly brilliant – but I also love true creativity and originality. This quote really sums up my feelings for equipment-technology versus creativity-technique.

A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door the host said ‘I love your pictures – they’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.’ He said nothing until dinner was finished then, ‘That was a wonderful meal, you must have a terrific stove.’

Sam Haskins