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theartsdesk Q&A: Photographer Mick Rock | reviews, news & interviews

theartsdesk Q&A: Photographer Mick Rock

theartsdesk Q&A: Photographer Mick Rock

The man who shot all the legends of rock'n'roll looks back

Mick Rock: 'My allegiance was always to the act. I wasn't owned by a magazine or a record label.'Natalie Rock, 2010

Mick Rock (b 1948) captured some of rock's most provocative and memorable images: David Bowie at the height of his Ziggy Stardust androgyny; Debbie Harry looking every inch the Marilyn Monroe of punk; Lou Reed sweating beneath his Kabuki make-up - indeed, The Faces of Rock'n'Roll, as a new book surveying four decades of his photographs is titled.

Mick Rock (b 1948) captured some of rock's most provocative and memorable images: David Bowie at the height of his Ziggy Stardust androgyny; Debbie Harry looking every inch the Marilyn Monroe of punk; Lou Reed sweating beneath his Kabuki make-up - indeed, The Faces of Rock'n'Roll, as a new book surveying four decades of his photographs is titled.

I got a scholarship to Cambridge and turned out to be a very naughty boy. That's how I met Syd Barrett

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Cant wait to see the exhibition - amazing

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