Visual inspiration: Conceptual portraits featuring David Bowie’s Major Tom, photographed by Mark Engelen.

These great conceptual portraits were created by Dutch photographer Mark Engelen, and focus on the fictional astronaut Major Tom.

Mark elaborates: “Inspired by David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ A-2011-Oddity displays what might have happened to Major Tom.” We particularly enjoy the varied aesthetic of the locations, and the great use of lighting to convey the same mood throughout.

For more of Mark’s conceptual photography, visit his website or browse his portfolio on Behance.

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Photographs shared under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives licence.