Tim Bret Day

Tim Bret-Day - David Bowie - The Temptation of The Three Stages of Man

The Temptation of The Three Stages of Man, 1999
From David Bowie's Hours album cover session
Signed and numbered
Fine Art Print on Hahnemuhle Rag paper
31 1/8 x 33 7/8 in
79 x 86 cm
Edition of 100



From my early days, sporting a Pseudo Bowie haircut I knew I loved the people who inhabited the world that was different. He personified this throughout my lifetime. So when he rang to collaborate on his album cover for “hours” it was a no brainer. Modest, knowledgeable and above all very funny.
Different is beautiful.

Hours album cover session 1999 at Big Sky Studios. The absolute joy of working with one of my heroes. He rang me completely out of the blue while I was watching Eastenders, and his voice was so distinct I thought it was someone playing tricks, plus he kept laughing every time I asked him if it was really him. Eventually, an hour later we had worked out what we were going to do. He stunned me with his knowledge of digital, photoshop, photography and his vision of where it was going. He was absolutely correct about everything.

David Bret-Day


'I am an avid drummer, and my career began with both my love for bands and for photography. I love intricate details and the landscape of a picture. Although trained in fashion and a “less is more” approach, I always longed to be drawn into another world and to get lost there. If it were possible, all my pictures would be giant tableau’s. Despite having shot so many campaigns, I still have enthusiasm and wonderment of an emerging photographer eager to try out new things and explore."

Tim Bret Day

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