Fernando Aceves recalls ‘Just a few days before the only David Bowie concert in Mexico City, I received a phone call from the local promoter telling me he had special permission to take a few shots of David at the “Pyramids of Teotihuacan”, the archaeological site 50 km from the capital city in order to send them to the local media to promote the gig.
We had a wonderful and casual time at the Mexican pyramids. He was a very natural man, I would say “A true human being”. He was amazed to be close to the ancient constructions. I was a fly on a wall like my small German camera; the Leica M6’.
David Bowie photographed in 1997 by Fernando Aceves in front of Frida Kahlo’s house in Mexico City.
“Bowie stopped to study this mural by Diego Rivera. Suddenly his
figure seemed to merge into the painting and I was able to confirm why
he is also known as The Chameleon.”-Fernando Aceves