“David-san came to Japan with Iggy Pop to promote the latter’s 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, including the Heroes LP sleeve. When David 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.