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Mick Rock

Legendary rock music photographer Mick Rock is often referred to as ‘The Man Who Shot the Seventies’, for his iconic images of Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, the Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Blondie, Rocky Horror Picture Show, etc. London born, he has resided in New York for the past 35 years. He has shot over 100 album covers.

But in reality never shopped shooting and continues his craft to this day. Recent subjects include Snoop Dogg, Father John Misty, Lenny Kravitz , Janelle Monaie, Jimmy Fallon, The Black Keys, Karen O, Ellie Goulding, Alicia Keys, Michael Buble, Daft Punk, Perry Farrell, Motley Crue, TV On The Radio, Pharrell, Josh Groban, Flaming Lips, Nas, Rufus Wainwright, Kings of Leon, RKelly, The Black Lips , Queens of The Stone Age etc.

Rock was instrumental in creating many key rock ‘n’ roll images, such as album covers for Syd Barrett’s Madcap Laughs, Lou Reed’s Transformer and Coney Island Baby, Iggy and The Stooges’ Raw Power, Queen’s Queen II (recreated for their classic music video ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’) and Sheer Heart Attack, The Ramones End of the Century and Joan Jett’s I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, among many others. He was the chief photographer on the films The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus. He recently shot special stills for the new TV version of Rocky Horror, featuring the transgender actress Laverne Cox as Frank n Furter. He also produced and directed the seminal music videos for Bowie: ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’, ‘Jean Genie’, ‘Space Oddity’, and ‘Life On Mars’.

A classic quote from Mick in the London Times, who dubbed him ‘the music world’s top snapper’: “I’ve never felt like a voyeur, although I’ve certainly done plenty of looking! I work from the inside out. Like a cook I gather all the ingredients and keep mixing and stirring and tasting until the kind of effluvia starts to rise, then I’m off to the races. It’s an addictive kind of a feeling that I need a regular shot of otherwise I don’t feel right…”

AUGUST 2016

David Bowie (DB003MR)

David Bowie

Iconic Mick Rock photograph of David Bowie during the 'Saxophone' Session in London 1973

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Syd Barrett (PF005MR)

Syd Barrett

Syd Barret photographed by Mick Rock at his flat in Earls Court, London in 1969.

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Blondie, Debbie Harry in New York, 1978 by Mick Rock

Blondie

Debbie Harry, Blondie, at a photoshoot by Mick Rcko in New York, 1978 to accompany an interview to promote the release of Parallel Lines

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David Bowie (DB002MR)

David Bowie

David Bowie wearing a black scarf on a photo shoot by Mick Rock in New York in 2002

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David Bowie (DB006MR)

David Bowie

David Bowie looking into a mirror at Haddon Hall, Beckenham in March 1972 during an interview for Club International magazine.

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Blondie (BL002MR)

Blondie

Iconic shot of Debbie Harry, Blondie taken by legendary photographer Mick Rock in New York City in 1978

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David Bowie (DB004MR)

David Bowie

David Bowie and Mick Ronson eating lunch on a train to Aberdeen in 1973 heading to the first gig of David Bowie's final Ziggy Stardust Tour

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David Bowie (DB005MR)

David Bowie

David Bowie captured by Mick Rock whilst applying make-up in Scotland in 1973

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David Bowie (DB007MR)

David Bowie

David Bowie, Lou Reed & Iggy Pop during a press conference at the Dorchester Hotel, London in July 1972

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David Bowie (DB008MR)

David Bowie

David Bowie photographed by Mick Rock at Haddon Hall Beckenham in March 1972,

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David Bowie (DB010MR)

David Bowie

David Bowie praying by window in Scotland in 1973 taken by legendary music photographer Mick Rock

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David Bowie (DB011MR)

David Bowie

David Bowie wearing a black jacket photographed by Mick Rock in New York City in 2002

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David Bowie (DB012MR)

David Bowie

Black & white photo of David Bowie with Saxophone taken in London in 1973 by Mick Rock

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David Bowie (DB013MR)

David Bowie

Mick Rock photograph of David Bowie taken during the video shoot for 'Life on Mars?'

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David Bowie (DB014MR)

David Bowie

David Bowie, Green Screens by Mick Rock taken in 2002

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Iggy Pop (IP002MR)

Iggy Pop

Iconic Mick Rock photograph of Iggy Pop performing live on stage in London in 1972

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Iggy Pop (IP003MR)

Iggy Pop

Cover artwork photograph taken by Mick Rock for Raw Power, Iggy Pop's iconic third studio album that was released in February 1973

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Lou Reed (LOUR002MR)

Lou Reed

Candid picture of Lou Reed buying a puppy in 1976 taken by Mick Rock

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Lou Reed (LOUR003MR)

Lou Reed

Iconic photo of Lou Reed taken by the legendary photographer Mick Rock in London, 1975.

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Lou Reed (LOUR004MR)

Lou Reed

Classic Mick Rock photograph of Lou Reed that was used as the cover shot for his 1972 album Transformer

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Madonna (MN001MR)

Madonna

Early photograph of Madonna taken in New York, 1980 by legendary music photographer Mick Rock at his studio on Lexington Avenue

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Queen (QN002MR)

Queen

Mick Rock cover artwork for the iconic Queen 2 album released in 1974

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Queen (QN003MR)

Queen

Iconic shot of Freddie Mercury from Queen, taken by world leading music photographer Mick Rock in London 1974

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Queen (QN004MR)

Queen

Freddie Mercury, wrapped in purple sheets, captured by renowned photographer Mick Rock in London, 1974

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R.E.M.

R.E.M.

Michael Stipe from R.E.M. captured by Mick Rock whilst in New York City in 2004.

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Ramones, The (RA001MR)

The Ramones

This photograph of The Ramones by Mick Rock is an outtake from their 'End Of The Century' album photo session in 1979.

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Rolling Stones, The (RS001MR)

The Rolling Stones

Mick Rock photograph of Mick Jagger taken during a Rolling Stones concert in 1975 whilst on tour to promote their album 'Black and Blue'.

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Sex Pistols (S0001MR)

Sex Pistols

Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols captured by Mick Rock at the 100 Club, London in 1976.

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Siouxsie Sioux (SS001MR)

Siouxsie Sioux

Siouxsie Sioux photographed by Mick Rock at his New York Studio in 1980.

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Syd Barrett (PF006MR)

Syd Barrett

Taken by Mick Rock during the album cover shoot for Syd Barrett's debut solo album 'The Madcap Laughs'.

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Syd Barrett (PF007MR)

Syd Barrett

Taken in Syd Barrett's flat in Earls Court, London during the photo shoot for his debut album 'The Madcap Laughs'

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Syd Barrett (PF008MR)

Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett 'in decision' captured by Mick Rock in London in 1969 , a year after he left Pink Floyd

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Syd Barrett (PF009MR)

Syd Barrett

Iconic Mick photograph of Syd Barrett posing outside his London flat on a Pontiac Parisienne in 1969

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Syd Barrett (PF011MR)

Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett and 'Iggy the Eskimo' sitting on the pavement outside Syd's flat in Earls Court in 1969

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Syd Barrett (PF013MR)

Syd Barrett

Mick Rock photograph of Syd Barrett tuning his guitar in hisflat in Earl's Court flat in 1969

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Featured Prints

Glastonbury (GLAS001JF)

Glastonbury

The Pyramid Stage and Glastonbury Tor captured beautifully by Jill Furmanovsky at the 2000 Glastonbury Festival

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Beatles, The (TB005WHIT)

The Beatles

Iconic photo of John Lennon with a flower in his eye, fondly known as 'Adoration'.

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Clash, The (CL001MOHO)

The Clash

Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of The Clash '(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais vinyl single

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Kate Bush (KB001GUHA)

Kate Bush

Kate Bush captured in 1993 during the filming for short film 'The Line, The Cross & The Curve'.

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Led Zeppelin (LZ001BW)

Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page playing his legendary bowed guitar solo during 'Dazed & Confused' whilst onstage with Led Zeppelin in Belfast in March 1971

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Queen (QN001MAGO)

Queen

Freddie Mercury in the spotlight whilst playing the grand piano in Southampton in May, 1977.

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Oasis

Oasis

Oasis were an English rock music band formed in Manchester in 1991, to date the band have sold over 70 million records worldwide.

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Tom Waits

Tom Waits

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

A unique collection of images of Pink Floyd, one of the worlds most successful and influential rock bands.

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Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in 1975. Without them popular culture in the last 30+ years would be very different.

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David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades & regarded by critics & musicians as a true innovator.

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Nick Cave

Nick Cave

Referred to as rock music's 'Prince of Darkness', Nick Cave's music is characterised by emotional intensity & a wide variety of influences.

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Featured Collections

***New Arrivals***

***New Arrivals***

Here are the very latest prints we have added to our collection. We hope you love them as much as we do.

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Jorgen Angel Print Collection

Jorgen Angel Print Collection

Jorgen Angel was a leading music photographer for over 15 years working with greats like Queen & Led Zeppelin. Here is our unique collection

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Michael Putland Collection

Michael Putland Collection

When it comes to rock photography Michael Putland has done it all, having shot the biggest name in rock & pop from Abba to Zappa.

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Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky is one of the greatest ever rock & roll photographers with a huge archive of iconic shots of the world's best music artists

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Contact Sheets Collection

Contact Sheets Collection

Our contact sheet collection is a rare opportunity to look back at the hidden moments surrounding some of rocks most iconic images.

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Alternative artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Pink Floyd's Division Bell

Album Covers

Album covers can define a band almost as much as the music itself. Now you can put this great art on your wall as well as your turntable

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