Station to Station: Geoff MacCormack's Photographs of David Bowie

David Bowie as Thomas Jerome Newton in 'The Man Who Fell to Earth'. Photograph by Geoff MacCormack
'Between 1973 and 76, writer and producer Geoff MacCormack accompanied David Bowie on the Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane tours as a backing vocalist/percussionist. He then went on to work as a dance/mime artist on the Diamond Dogs and Young Americans tours. Geoff also hung out on the sets of The Man Who Fell To Earth as a stand-in for Bowie.

'A collection of photographs MacCormack took during his time with Bowie are on display at the Rockarchive Gallery, Chelsea, London, from 23 January until 6 February. You can see a selection of those images here – along with MacCormack's Bowie anecdotes.'

A brief, but wonderful, selection of Geoff MacCormack's David Bowie photographs have been published by the Guardian Unlimited website. The online gallery offers an intimate glimpse of Bowie's transitionary periods: from glam superstar to American plastic soulboy to cool existential crooner the Thin White Duke.

As always, it's fascinating to see the way Bowie seamless evolves through cultural trends and upcoming fashions with elegance and aplomb, while retaining a sense of mystery about him. His identity is a kind of performance, and one that never really gives anything away.

You can view the images, which promote a current exhibition of MacCormack's photographs of Bowie, by clicking here.