Denis’s photographs of David Bowie span nearly two decades, but those taken in 1983, when he accompanied Bowie for nine months on his most successful ever tour, are from the period when he and Bowie became firm friends. Denis was given unprecedented access, and his photographs capture not only Bowie’s unique stage performances but candid, unguarded offstage moments. Denis first officially photographed Bowie outside Olympic Studios in Barnes, as he arrived to record Diamond Dogs. However his first live pictures had been taken as a true amateur, at the Hammersmith Odeon, on the night before Bowie retired his Ziggy Stardust character. Less than ten years later Denis returned to the Hammersmith Odeon, this time as Bowie’s official photographer on his 1983 Serious Moonlight world tour.