Geoff MacCormack was one of David Bowie’s oldest and closest friends. He joined Bowie on his tours as singer, percussionist, dancer, and photographer. As Bowie preferred not to fly, they traveled together by boat, train, and road.
Later in 1973 they undertook a journey from Yokohama, Japan, back to England, traveling through the Soviet Union on the Trans-Siberian Express. MacCormack’s photos show Bowie unguarded, documenting their close friendship and shared sense of adventure. While on the train, they participated in drinking sessions with sailors and soldiers, met fans and tourists, and provided impromptu performances.
The exhibition, guest curated by Olya Sova, also includes David Bowie’s film The Long Way Home, which documents various stages of their trip on the train, including their time in Moscow during the May Day Parade.