“I had heard about T. Rex and they appealed to me very much, even though I hadn’t heard any of their music. I had seen a photo of Marc Bolan in a Japanese magazine and noticed he was clearly wearing make-up, which I thought was pretty amazing. I hadn’t photographed any musicians before so I showed him my portfolio consisting mainly of fashion photos, some of which had won prizes in Japan. He liked them and agreed that I could photograph him, which was very exciting.” – Masayoshi Sukita
A comprehensive overview of Sukita’s six months photographing Marc Bolan from June to December 1972 is beautifully set out in the long out of print 400 page limited edition book, T. Rex 1972 Sukita, which is well worth tracking down on the secondary market if you can find a copy.
Here we present a selection of key images from Sukita’s archives, which are available to purchase as signed limited editions in a range of sizes.