I took a trip on a Gemini Spaceship … wait … that’s a Legendary Stardust Cowboy song (also covered by David Bowie, the other Stardust) … I took a trip to the north California Coast to listen to the silent forest and to watch the rocks breathe.
I intended to work on music and to write, but I ended up mostly taking pictures and apping them on my iPhone. I thought I took a lot more!
But I think you will get an idea, a notion, of how serene and magical the weekend getaway was for this old hippie …
And here is the video that shows Bowie working with the backup singers on “Right” – Bowie can be seen writing in a notebook at points in the video. The exhibition had a chart made by him of the backing vocals … measures, beats, words, incredible! Incredible he could hear it and convey it to the singers and incredible they could sing it!
I was doing test shots to explore a look for my next album cover. The immediate debate was “clean-shaven or scruffy?” I took a poll among friends. The result: clean-shaven for the cover of One Man’s Opinion Of Moonlight!”
It is always a joy to work with model Candace Nirvana. We did a shoot a while back at the place where I lived in the Oakland hills. This was one of the photos from that session.