David Bowie's lost portraits from his 1969 self-titled album are found

David Bowie's lost portraits from his 1969 self-titled album are found

David Bowie’s lost portraits from the photoshoot for his 1969 self-titled album are re-discovered

Lost pictures of David Bowie from his 1969 self-titled album have been re-discovered.

In images obtained by MailOnline on Tuesday, the late Heroes hitmaker was seen posing for portraits that were taken for his second album’s artwork by photographer Vernon Dewhurst. 

One of the outtakes saw David go shirtless as he stared into the camera with a stoic expression, his brunet locks styled into a mess of curls. 

Blast from the past: David Bowie’s lost portraits from the photoshoot for his 1969 self-titled album are re-discovered and shared with MailOnline on Tuesday

A second image took on a more psychedelic turn as it appeared the singer was photographed through a glass as his image was blurred around the edges. 

The picture that was eventually used for the cover was then superimposed on top of artwork by Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely.

Bowie’s second album is commonly known as Space Oddity for its single of the same name, which is featured on the record and was the singer’s first commercial hit.

The album was reissued in 1972 under the name Space Oddity following the success of his fifth album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.

In the images, hte late Heroes hitmaker was seen posing for portraits that were taken for his second album’s artwork by photographer Vernon Dewhurst

Portrait: One of the outtakes saw David go shirtless as he stared into the camera with a stoic expression, his brunet locks styled into a mess of curls

It has been just over five years since David shockingly passed away at the age of 69, on January 10, 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer. 

He was married to supermodel Iman from 1992 until his death with the couple sharing 20-year-old daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones, known as Lexi, together, who is a budding artist based in California

The musician was also father to son Duncan, 50, who he shared with ex-wife Angie, while Iman shares her daughter Zulekha Haywood with a former love.

David and Iman married in a romantic ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland in April 1992 which was later formalised in a wedding hosted in Florence in June.  

Earlier this year, Iman insisted she’ll never remarry following her late husband’s death, and she declared the singer was her ‘true love’. 

In February’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the supermodel, 65, said: ‘David is in our hearts and minds on a daily basis, for all of us. You know, this was my true love. My daughter once asked me if I would ever marry again and I said, “never”.’ 

Work of art: The picture that was eventually used for the cover was then superimposed on top of artwork by Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely

Classic: Bowie’s second album is commonly known as Space Oddity for its single of the same name, which is featured on the record and was the singer’s first commercial hit

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