Perhaps no figure in modern pop culture has been as protean as David Bowie. It is precisely his shape shifting, however, that has made him a constant presence. From Space Oddity to Under Pressure, from Ziggy Stardust to Jareth the Goblin King, Bowie has found a way into our collective consciousness. How appropriate then, to celebrate 68 years of Bowie’s life with this marvelous gif. Even in his late sixties Bowie is producing and recording, forever a master of reinvention.
As someone whose introduction to David Bowie was by way of Derek Zoolander, I have slowly discovered his past incarnations as my own understanding of pop culture gradually expanded. What this gif does for me is give a glimpse of the time-warp that is Bowie, and makes me want to listen to Space Oddity on repeat all day.