It is my pleasure to introduce Ricochet: David Bowie 1983, a unique record of a year in the life of this extraordinary artist, and a powerful posthumous statement. I had been working on this project with David prior to his death in January 2016. On the face of it, it’s a record of David’s 1983 ‘Serious Moonlight’ world tour, on which I accompanied him as his official photographer. At the time, it was his biggest tour, lasting nine months and taking in fifteen countries, in support of his most successful album, Let’s Dance. But ‘Ricochet’, named after a favourite track of David’s on the album, has turned out to be more than just a record of that time. It’s also a candid, accessible portrait of the most tantalising and elusive figure in David Bowie’s life – David himself.