“It’s because of you that I became a rock photographer”
“Yeah, you’ll probably tell Bono the same thing tomorrow night”
“I was privileged to capture the other side of the enigma”
“At Red Shoes in Tokyo David and I duetted to ‘Our House’ by Madness”
“Rock & Roll’s in your blood”
“David toured just twice between 1978 and 1990, and I was at every show”
‘Ricochet : David Bowie 1983’ is a museum quality fine art boxed set, limited to 2000 copies. Just 250 copies have been initially released online for pre-order. Purchasers of copies numbered 1-250 will receive pre-order exclusives, in addition to their fine art boxed set package.
This is an official collaboration with David Bowie, by David’s official tour photographer, Denis O’Regan. It is the most ambitious Bowie book project ever, focusing entirely on just one year in David’s life, when he toured the world for the first time in five years.
The set contains over one thousand exceptional personal and intimate images, many shared for the first time ever. Each image featured was approved personally by David Bowie. The package contains signed limited edition photographic prints and other rare, unique collectable extras. Book packages will be delivered to all purchasers in May and June 2018.
“Following the 1984 Serious Moonlight book, which I produced with David, he and I discussed book projects on and off over the next thirty years. Conversations took place about a pair of books, initially focusing on 1983, when I first toured the world with David. ‘Ricochet : David Bowie 1983’ is my long anticipated collaboration with David – an ambitious and comprehensive behind the scenes insight into a year documenting a true legend. I’m proud and honoured that this book was made with David’s support, and I’m delighted to be able to share these photographs with fans and collectors.”
“Denis O’Regan’s portraits of David Bowie in ‘Ricochet : David Bowie 1983’ provide a candid insight into the private and personal side of this iconic figure. Bypassing the cliches of rock photography O’Regan succeeds in getting behind the mask to offer us something unique and revealing.”
Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Limited pre-orders (copies 1-250)
Purchasers of copies numbered 1-250 will receive pre-order exclusives, in addition to their fine art boxed set package:
One 20×16 inch (508×406 mm) fine art photographic print on Hahnemühle 308 gsm Photo Rag paper, signed and hand numbered by Denis O’Regan, in a limited edition of 50 prints, identified by a Hahnemühle hologram.
One limited edition certificate of authenticity per print on Hahnemühle paper, featuring a corresponding Hahnemühle hologram.
VIP invitation to the champagne reception and launch party in May 2018 for ‘Ricochet : David Bowie 1983’ in London, with an opportunity to meet and greet the photographer.
Pre-order bonus items shipped worldwide within ten days of order, at no charge. Free shipping worldwide of your boxed set. Guaranteed delivery before the end of May 2018.
Serious Moonlight, You Pretty Things, Divine Symmetry, Word On A Wing
Three fine art photographic prints
Packaged in a transparent heavy duty acrylic case, and delivered in a collectible outer carton, this book is hand numbered, features the official David Bowie Estate stamp and is presented in a luxurious white cloth compartmented box.
Four 10×8 inch (254×203 mm) hardback cloth covered books of 64 pages, each featuring a graphic representation of one of David’s Serious Moonlight tour stage costumes.
Book 1 – Serious Moonlight
Features a ticket from every city on the tour.
Book 2 – You Pretty Things
Features additional photographic images, including contact sheets marked up by David.
Book 3 – Divine Symmetry
Features copies of set lists, itineraries, rooming lists, stage set designs, costume designs, and other tour related memorabilia.
Book 4 – Word On A Wing
Features words and lyrics by David Bowie, some of them from David’s handwritten originals; and an introduction and captions by Denis O’Regan.
One exclusive limited edition 12 inch red vinyl featuring ‘Ricochet’ on Side A and ‘Let’s Dance’ (remastered by Nile Rogers) on Side AA.
One 20×16 inch (508×406 mm) certificate signed by the photographer; featuring the individual book number, a secure encrypted official David Bowie Estate stamp, and a comprehensive list of the contents of the book package.
Three 20×16 inch (508×406 mm) fine art photographic prints on Hahnemühle 308 gsm Photo Rag paper signed and hand numbered by Denis O’Regan; each in a limited edition of 50 prints identified by a securely encrypted certificate. Delivered in a folder designed to reflect David’s Serious Moonlight stage attire.
Three corresponding securely encrypted certificates of authenticity on Hahnemühle paper.
One 17.51×11.69 inch (445×297 mm) cloth covered coffee table book, 320 pages, 150 gsm paper, thread sewn, case bound. Ricochet contains hundreds of exceptional personal and intimate photographs which are being shared for the first time, and every image in the book was personally approved by David Bowie. Many photographs feature captions by Denis with a personal memory. The book also contains lyrics from songs performed on the tour, including some handwritten by David.