The Japanese photographer Masayoshi Sukita who did the “Heroes” cover also shot so many alternative portraits from that session. It’s a sad occasion to be able to share all these great Bowie portraits.
This picture depicts James Black. Black was the creator of the Bowie knife. James Bowie was the first person to make the Bowie knife popular. This is said to be the knife James Bowie used at the famous stand off at the Alamo.