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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

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

Blondie

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

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David Bowie (DB003MR)

David Bowie

David Bowie - Saxophone Session, London 1973

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Syd Barrett (PF005MR)

Syd Barrett

Syd Barret photographed at his flat in Earls Court, 1969.

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David Bowie (DB002MR)

David Bowie

David Bowie wearing a black scarf on a photo shoot 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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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 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

Beckenham, March 1972, David Bowie photographed at Haddon Hall

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Iggy Pop (IP002MR)

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop performing live on stage in London, UK

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Iggy Pop (IP003MR)

Iggy Pop

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

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Queen (QN002MR)

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Cover artwork for the iconic Queen 2 album released in 1974

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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

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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Punk icon Sid Vicious reading MAD magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the Sex Pistols one and only US tour in January 1978.

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This shoot of Madness in New York City in February 1980 was for Issue No.1 of a new magazine that developed cult status, The Face.

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The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

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Freddie Mercury onstage with Queen at the Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen in 1977 on their A Day At The Races Tour

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Jimi Hendrix after performing on Lulu's TV show in London in January 1969

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