Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Mick Rock: The Man Who Shot The 70's - @TheRealMickRock

Kate Moss - Image © Mick Rock

Photographer Mick Rock was known as “The Man Who Shot the 70's,” lensing some of the most iconic images of the rock ‘n’ roll set in their heyday. So yes, he totally lives up to his surname.
Beyond the flamboyant flare-filled 70s, his camera also ventured into the 80s and beyond, shooting album covers for The Ramones and Queen, and capturing Madonna, Lady Gaga and Kate Moss in his trademark pop art-like style.
Although don't compare his work with that genre or indeed Andy Warhol - Rock prefers his work to be known as "rock art" as opposed to pop art. 
Between you and me though, it's still very pop-art'ish.

Now, in celebration of his archive of work, which includes his influences by experimental fashion photographer Man Ray - a new exhibition entitled "The Legend Series" has opened in New York. A nostalgic walk on the wild side, the display includes Rock's portraits of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Freddie Mercury, Syd Barrett and Joan Jett.

"The Legend Series" will be on display at the CATM Chelsea Gallery until April 22nd. 

Now all you have to do is book some flights to go and see it.

Madonna - Image © Mick Rock


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