Ziggy Played Guitar

Jamming good with Weird and Gilly.


  • bridiebird January 17th, 2012 3:15 PM

    oh Petra, your photos are such an inspiration to me. i love every single shoot you do.

  • Eleanor January 17th, 2012 3:16 PM

    this might be my favourite rookie shoot ever oh my godddd it’s amazing

  • Susann January 17th, 2012 3:17 PM

    Great photos – I like #11 a lot! :)

  • FashionHauties January 17th, 2012 3:19 PM

    Awesome! I love the headband on the last one the most- and the pictures on all of them are fabulous!

  • kittenpuke January 17th, 2012 3:28 PM

    love number 9!

  • Flower January 17th, 2012 3:36 PM

    When I was 12 I went to youth club in a smoking jacket, platform boots, ripped jeans and dreadlocks and someone said I looked like Bowie and I didn’t have a clue what they meant. Now I get it.

  • fung-eyed January 17th, 2012 3:38 PM

    Man, I never was into bowie, and then I saw this dude DWAYNE performing in detroit…(a nineteen year old love child of grace jones and david bowie), and along with all yall’s rad post…… I think I finally get it.

  • rebecca January 17th, 2012 4:10 PM

    this is undoubtedly beautiful and wonderfully shot. but i would have loved to see a bowie with hips and boobs and thighs. though the stick-thin androgynous look obviously works well with the concept, most of us don’t have the bodies of 90s new york models. it might have been cool to show how even more classically feminine-looking girls can take style cues from ziggy stardust.

    • Petra January 17th, 2012 4:56 PM

      hey rebecca! thanks for your comment – I totally agree with what you’re saying. my next shoot for this month is all about boobs hips and thighs dressed up in similar 70s glam outfits.

  • I.ila January 17th, 2012 4:30 PM

    oh this is so great. but i have to disagree with rebecca’s comment. I think that the idea is to BE bowie, and that stick-thin androgyny was part of Ziggy. Also, imagine a bowie with “hips and boobs and thighs” in that jumpsuit. It’s like those girls in crappy dalek outfits holding plungers.

    • Moxx January 17th, 2012 5:08 PM

      I agree. Hips and boobs and thighs just aren’t androgynous.

  • Serena.K January 17th, 2012 4:57 PM

    i love how often bowie is mentioned/featured on rookie! this shoot is too good!

  • MissKnowItAll January 17th, 2012 5:06 PM

    Praise to the skull crown

  • nataliehern January 17th, 2012 5:14 PM

    Hi, I love your pictures! I was wondering if you did the multiple exposures with your camera, or after with an editing program? Also what camera do you use? Thanks so much!

    • Petra January 17th, 2012 7:18 PM

      heyy – thanks! I use old school filters layered infront of my camera – I rarely do anything in photoshop – my work is done in camera. i use a canon ae-1

      • nataliehern January 18th, 2012 9:31 PM

        I use a Canon ae-1 too! Thanks so much, I was looking into buying some filters thats why when I saw these pictures I got so excited!

  • Tara January 17th, 2012 5:20 PM

    this series is great! the lighting is impeccable-it makes the photos cinematic. much of petra’s work is like this, her photos have the atmosphere of a darkly romantic experimental film. this shoot captures bowie’s spirit well. it’s eclectic, sophisticated, and sumptuously shot. keep on being wonderful, rookie!

  • Bryanna January 17th, 2012 5:27 PM


    I’m so glad you like it! I made that one from a tiara my parents gave me, twist tied a bib necklace from forever 21 upside down on it, and superglued the dollar store jewels, and then finished it off with some skull beads threaded on, with some jewel eyes of their own!

    crafting is too much fun. I was inspired by Rookie and Meadham Kirchoff :)

  • Fortune_Goddess January 17th, 2012 5:31 PM

    This was amazing and terrifying. Another beautiful shoot, Petra. You are so talented.

  • elenamarie January 17th, 2012 5:32 PM

    I love the skull crown/headband!!! Totally precious

  • missblack January 17th, 2012 6:34 PM

    I neeeeeeeeed that H&M necklace and the tiny pink guitar


  • Valerie January 17th, 2012 6:35 PM

    omg #11…

  • Narnie January 17th, 2012 6:58 PM

    Petra- your photos are always so wonderful. They’re reignited my passion for photography, so thank you so much for that. I can’t wait to see what you do next, all your photos keep getting better and better. These in particular are completely beautiful.

  • kaylafay January 17th, 2012 8:33 PM

    I think this might be one of my favorite shoots yet. I am always so excited to see see articles labeled “eye candy” because I can always count on the pictures being interesting, original, and creative, unlike many fashion spreads I have seen recently.

  • fizzingwhizbees January 17th, 2012 8:58 PM

    I agree with some of the others about the skinny model. I’m all for more fat-positivity in fashion in general, but being stick-thin is one of Bowie’s defining characteristics. I’m real excited about the upcoming curvy-girl shoot though!

  • stellar January 18th, 2012 12:17 AM

    love the fact there is so much Bowie on Rookie!!

  • stellar January 18th, 2012 12:19 AM

    …now some Angela Bowie too?

  • Kaleidoscopeeyes January 18th, 2012 12:45 AM

    That crown……I want it……

  • flowerpunk January 18th, 2012 11:31 AM

    I just died.

  • weepygonzales January 18th, 2012 2:24 PM

    The girl in this shoot is so ridiculously beautiful.

  • wednesday January 18th, 2012 3:44 PM

    petra is my inspiration, i check her tumblr and the ardorous daily! she’s inspired me to go to OCAD and pursue my love of style and photography. i live really near her, and i hope someday i might get to meet her.

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  • Bryanna January 20th, 2012 2:21 PM

    Check out Behind The Scenes footage here!!

    <3 @jesuistv

  • PlatformShoesBlog January 21st, 2012 2:18 PM

    The last one is my favourite! Especially the headband :)

    Where can I get one like it? Or could I make one?x

  • SpencerBowie January 22nd, 2012 1:27 AM

    Petra, amazing.

    As a Bowie fan who constantly sees these “Bowie” fashion shoots, (ALL named Rebel Rebel btw), this one does not make me shiver, but is very very wonderfully Bowie!

    Keepit up gurrrrl! ;)

  • Thislittlebird February 11th, 2012 10:55 AM

    I NEED to get a filter for my camera but I don’t know where to look or what to search.