- if I was him I would do that too
Bowie, Aberdeen, Scotland, 16 may 1973 by Mick Rock
"This was the second gig of Bowie’s final UK Ziggy Stardust tour. He would often let me hang out with him backstage and take photos as he got ready for the show. He was often contemplative, focusing on the job at hand, but sometimes he would be playful too. Here he was doing what he called his ‘Judy Garland wrist-slash pose’. He could always throw a dramatic stance !" Mick Rock in i-D winter 2012
Ziggy Stardust had been making a living as a painter and decorator on his home planet of Mars before he picked up a guitar and started jamming good with Weird and Gilly and The Spiders From Mars. He painted left hand, but soon noticed something was wrong with Mars’ neighbor in the Solar System, Earth. He sent his friend, the Starman, to tell Earth’s inhabitants that they had five years left to cry in. To take everybody’s mind off the tragic fact that they had five years left to live, Ziggy flew to Earth and created music. Pure rock music with surreal and sexy lyrics. After a year and a half, Ziggy’s pure epic power devoured his body, and he was buried by a gravedigger known as David Bowie, who turned out to be acting as Ziggy all along.