TIME – David Bowie by Masayoshi Sukita

Photographer Masayoshi Sukita has taken David Bowie’s photograph for more than 40 years and in 2014 will hold an exhibition of Bowie in Tokyo. The Exhibition is called ‘TIME’ and it is the ‘time’ of Sukita and Bowie that has, until now, remained largely unknown. While everything around them changed, as the photographs clearly show, nothing has changed.

The venue is the beautiful space of ‘Aoyama SPIRAL’ located at the heart of central Tokyo. The art director is Hideki Nakajima, one of the most highly respected Japanese designers and art directors of all time, awarded several NY ADC prizes and designer of many a record sleeve and album cover for Ryuichi Sakamoto and YMO.

Such a rare opportunity to see so many great photographs on one place, the exhibition also celebrates the release of Bowie's latest song “Sue (In a Season of Crime)” and new compilation 'NOTHING HAS CHANGED’.

The exhibition details

When: 4th (Thu) – 9th(Tue), December
Where: Aoyama Spiral Garden 1F (5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Admission: Free
Art Director: Hideki Nakajima (NAKAJIMA DESIGN http://www.nkjm-d.com)
Producer: Tomoya Kumagai (SLOGAN http://www.slogan.co.jp/)
With the partnership with TOKYO Lithmatic Corporation and Werner Music Japan
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Masayoshi Sukita

Photo by Mark HIgashino 1989

Born in 1938 in Nōgata city, in the Japanese prefecture of Fukuoka, Masayoshi Sukita has received many photographic prizes from APA and ADC, amongst others, since the ‘60s. He developed an interest in musical subculture following the Woodstock concert in ’69, and subsequently travelled to cities like New York and London for shooting. As a result he shot many famous musicians like David Bowie including T.REX and Yellow Magic Orchestra. In 2009, he took part in the photo exhibition "Who Shot Rock & Roll" held at Brooklyn Museum. In 2010, he published his photo book "Yellow Magic Orchestra by SUKITA", and then in 2012, "BOWIE by SUKITA Speed of Life" with Genesis Publications in the U.K., a book covering his photographic collection of David Bowie shot over 40 years. He currently works for advertising, music and film, amongst other things.

His other books include: ‘A Film by Jim Jarmusch; Mystery Train’ (1989), David Bowie 'KI' by Masayoshi Sukita (1992), T.REX 1972 BY SUKITA (2007) and many many more.

Exhibitions include: Creation Gallery G8, The guardian garden (2006), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Shibuya Parco Museum and Paul Smith Space Gallery (2012), "David Bowie Photo Exhibition" at SNAP Galleries in London, Inter Media Station IMS in Fukuoka (2013), BIGSTEP in Osaka (2014).

David Bowie's album covers with Sukita's photographs



Tin Machine (1989)


The Next Day (2013)



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