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Mick Rock (1948-)

Michael David ('Mick') Rock

Artist of 2 portraits
Mick Rock graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Modern Languages. Soon afterwards he attended the London Film School where his interest in photography grew. In the late 1960s he began to take publicity photographs for bands. In 1972 Rock met David Bowie and became his official photographer, interested in following Bowie's rise to fame. Rock's prominence in the world of Rock photography continued to strengthen and he produced some of the most iconic images of the 1970s including artists such as Lou Reed, Queen and Blondie. Between 1977 and 1983 he divided his time between London and New York. He now lives in New York.

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P755

David Bowie

by Michael David ('Mick') Rock
C-type colour print, March 1972
NPG P755

P756

Queen

by Michael David ('Mick') Rock
C-type colour print, 1974
NPG P756