Andy Warhol and Lou Reed, 1976.
Mick Rock is "The Man Who Shot the 70s", the inimitable rock photographer who launched his career with an unknown David Bowie in 1972. From the first photo shoot, he developed a two-year relationship as Bowie's official photographer. During this time Rock documented the rise and descent of Ziggy Stardust, and shot promotional films, album jackets, posters, artwork, videos like Life on Mars and Space Oddity and thousands of photographs. Rock's career continued to soar with key 70s images like Lou Reed's Transformer, Iggy Pop's Raw Power, Queen's Queen II, and many of the Sex Pistols' infamous shots. In 1977, he moved permanently to New York, where he quickly became involved with the underground music scene pioneeered by The Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie. His pictures, including The Ramones' End of the Century, captured the revolutionary spirit of this groundbreaking period and made him one of the most sought-after photographers in the world. Recently, Mick Rock has worked with stars like Kate Moss, Michael Stipe, Johnny Marr, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foo Fighters, Strokes, Paul Weller, The Raconteurs, and Primal Scream.
*These images for Rock's upcoming exhinition are never-before-seen photographs from his archives, exhibited exclusively through Frank Pictures Gallery.
David Bowie at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1972.
Mick Jagger at Madison Square Gardens, 1979.
Red Radio Debbie, 1979.
Iggy and Mike, 1972.
David and Lou, 1972.
Iggy Pop, 1972.
Debbie and Chris on Bed, 1979.