In early September, 1999, I had the pleasure of puppeteering for a David Bowie music video for a song on his latest album at the time. In the picture at right, you can see me at the far left puppeteering a full-size puppet of Mr. Bowie's Ziggy Stardust persona. He was seeing the puppet for the first time, and was conferring about the length of Ziggy's hair. At the far right, with blonde hair, you can see one of the directors, Dom, who was lining up a shot of Ziggy smoking a cigarette. Just out of the frame at right is John Tartaglia, who was puppeteering Ziggy's hand while I did the head and face.
This video has never been released. I spoke to someone at the production house in Dec. of 1999, and they said it had been shelved. Too bad.
The video was produced by Oil Factory, and the beautiful puppets were built by the Henson L.A. Creature Shop. The lead puppeteer was my good friend David Barclay, and the other puppeteers were the aforementioned John Tartaglia, James Godwin and Eric Jacobson. Find another photo of me and Ziggy at Rick Lyon's Photo Album.
Photo by Kevin "I'm Sorry I Don't Know Your Last Name" for David Bowie, private collection of Rick Lyon
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