The well-known rock & metal community photographer, Diego Uchitel’s one of the most iconic photograps of all time taken during a 1991 story exposed on social media.

David Bowie’s official Instagram page shared the story and revealed how did they decided David to wear red lipstick on that iconic photo.

Here is the caption:

“David Bowie Polaroid by Diego Uchitel taken during a 1991 photo session with Tin Machine in Los Angeles.

The picture is among Uchitel’s personal favourites and he had this to say regarding the shoot:

“I just remember him saying, ‘What if I put red lipstick on?’ At that moment many people were taking pictures of David Bowie, but not like that.”

Apparently Bowie was inspired to recreate the look after he saw an otherwise ordinary looking chap in a dark business suit, strolling casually through Lausanne in Switzerland, wearing bright red lipstick.

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You can see these rare photos below.