Bowie, Manchester 1973, Mick Rock
Described as ”What the times needed and a whole lot more”, Bowie is captured in a very natural way despite the artificial light. His glow gives him an unhuman nature, almost making him appear to be the messiah of the music industry.
About the Print
Digital Lambda Archival Quality
Size: 11 x 14 cm
About the Photographer
"London in the late sixties and early seventies was a hotbed of creative interchange. The prevalent hippie philosophy united all manner of artists, musicians, film makers, models, designers, actors, writers, and photographers into a unique and fertile community. My timing was excellent. Curiosity and circumstance drew me into the flame of rock n’ roll." - Mick Rock
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 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. 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.