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Mick Rock

Rock Photography Legend

Rock Photographer Mick Rock

Legendary rock photographer Mick Rock is often referred to as ‘The Man Who Shot the Seventies’, for his iconic images of Rock n’ Roll icons such as David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Blondie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Tim Curry) and more.

Rock was instrumental in creating many of the most famous rock ‘n’ roll images and album covers of all time, including such as album covers for Lou Reed’s Transformer and Coney Island Baby, Iggy Pop’s Raw Power, Joan Jett’s I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, The Ramones End of the Century, Queen’s Sheer Hear Attack and Queen II , which was recreated for their classic music video Bohemian Rhapsody. He also produced and directed the seminal music videos for Bowie: ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’, ‘Jean Genie’, ‘Space Oddity’, and ‘Life on Mars’.

Mick Rock at his exhibition of photography of David Bowie held in Mexico City

Books by Mick Rock

He has done many books: On Queen, Lou Reed, Rocky Horror, Blondie, Iggy Pop, Kabuki Theatre The most recent was for Taschen Books: ‘The Rise of David Bowie 1972 to 1973’, which was done with David Bowie just before he died. The collaboration has been one of Taschen’s best selling books. He is currently working on his new retrospective book ‘SHOT!’ for the autumn of 2021.

His recent subjects include popular music icons as Lenny Kravitz, Snoop Dogg, Rufus Wainwright, Lana Del Rey, Benicio Del Toro, Alicia Keys, Janelle Monaie, Iggy Pop, Bryan Ferry, Hall & Oates, YeahYeahYeahs, Black Keys, Mark Ronson, Ceelo Green, Black Lips, Flaming Lips, etc.

He recently shot a major marketing campaign for Gucci, of which famed Gucci designer, Alessandro Michele, said ‘The campaign is beautiful. I’m so proud of our work together’.

He has had major exhibitions around the world including in cities such as Tokyo, London, Liverpool, Oslo, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Hong Kong, Kyoto, Sao Paolo, Manchester, London, New Yok City and many more. He had two huge exhibitions the Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos in Mexico City, the biggest photo museum in South America. One on Bowie in 2018 and on Queen in 2019. He is currently planning an exhibition in Brazil for 2021 called ‘Glam!’. And a large retrospective Exhibition at the Triennale Museum in Milan in 2021

Most recently, his work can be seen in David Bowie is, now at the Brooklyn Museum.

London born, Rock currently resides in New York, where his has lived for the past 35 years.

Mick Rock

Mick in the Media

The feature length documentary ‘SHOT!’ which Vice Films made about his life and career was released by Magnolia Pictures in 2017 and has been for the past two years available on Netflix worldwide.

Mick Rock Exhibitions

He has had major exhibitions around the world including in cities such as Tokyo, London, Liverpool, Oslo, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Hong Kong, Kyoto, Sao Paolo, Manchester, London, New Yok City and many more. He had two huge exhibitions the Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos in Mexico City, the biggest photo museum in South America. One on Bowie in 2018 and on Queen in 2019. He is currently planning an exhibition in Brazil for 2021 called ‘Glam!’. And a large retrospective Exhibition at the Triennale Museum in Milan in 2021

Most recently, his work can be seen in David Bowie is, now at the Brooklyn Museum.

London born, Rock currently resides in New York, where his has lived for the past 35 years.

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