David Bowie Died / by Ashley Gilbertson

David Bowie died, and I wanted to shoot something of people marking the loss. I got on assignment for the NY Times, and went around town seeking out different memorials, hoping to find stuff at peoples homes, bars, tattoo parlors. I worked all day but didn't find much beyond the flowers outside Bowie's house in SoHo. The Times ran a photo early, though the stronger image came in after deadline: 

 Cassandra Lee Jones, a die hard Bowie fan, cried at a makeshift memorial after placing flowers for the dead star.

Cassandra Lee Jones, a die hard Bowie fan, cried at a makeshift memorial after placing flowers for the dead star.