“David-san came to Japan with Iggy Pop to promote the latters album The Idiot – that Bowie-san had produced. The photos were meant to have a punk feel. David-san had asked Yacco to get as many leather jackets as possible. The whole session was over an hour.”
After this photo session, Sukita selected about 20 photos to give to David Bowie, including the image that would be used on the “Heroes” LP sleeve. When David Bowie contacted Sukita to say he wanted to use it, Sukita was delighted. “Heroes” went on to be voted Melody Maker magazines best cover image of the year.
“I was very proud. I am still very fond of this photo.” Masayoshi Sukita.