June 1, 1967, a young DavidBowie released his own self-titled debut album. The photographer he hired to shoot the album cover, was Gerald Fearnley, brother Deka Fearnley (the one who was in the band Bowie at the time).
The album was not successful, but the pictures from the scene received a unique value. Until recently they almost were not published, but they are one of the earliest official images of the musician. At the moment portraits are published in a new photobook.
In the Preface to the book Fernly says the young Bowie: "David was very serious about what he was doing, he seemed trustworthy. He and my brother were often in the kitchen. He played with children in a Monopoly or taught them how to play the whistle. David did a great job with the kids, very pleasant, always polite."