"Just suppose your Brilliant Pal said 'Will you join my band [The Spiders from Mars] and come on a tour? And would you mind awfully if we travelled [first class] by sea to New York, and then sailed from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Canada, Hawaii and on to Japan? And then, from Japan to Siberia, through Russia [Trans-Siberian Express] to Moscow [for May Day Parade], Poland, East and West Germany, just in time for tea at the George V Hotel in Paris? Followed by a relaxing holiday in Rome, just to chill out?"
And then, just suppose, when you thought all the fun had finished, your Brilliant Pal said : "Would you mind being a dog [Diamond], and coming back to New York on an even better ship, eating caviar every day and joining another band, then another band, helping out on a few albums [six], and generally hanging out and having the time of your life for a couple more years? Supposing all that happened...Wouldn't it be fantastic to have kept a photo or two?" Geoff MacCormack aka Warren Peace
TeamPB were privileged to meet Geoff MacCormack at the preview of his exhibition at the Lucy Bell Gallery earlier this month. In a world where everyone appears to be a photographer, Geoff is adamant that he is not. Instead he said he had a fortunate few years travelling with a great friend. His portraits of Bowie are captivating - Bowie appears to be looking right at you, allowing the viewer an intimate moment with their hero. There are also beautiful captured moments of reportage, a style of photography that today is so often fabricated and controlled. A worthy exhibition. At the Lucy Bell Gallery St.Leonard's until September 13th 2018.