Mick Rock specializes in rock n roll photography and is known as “The Man Who Shot the 70s.” He is the inimitable rock photographer who launched his career with an unknown David Bowie in 1972. From the first photo shoot 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 and 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 pioneered by The Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie.