David Bowie. Lou Reed. Iggy Pop. The Sex Pistols.
Mick Rock has photographed all of them and many more.
The British photographer got his start in the early 1970s, photographing the musicians of the time. From there, he went on to shoot dozens of rock album covers, including the iconic “Queen II,” The Ramones’ “End of the Century” and Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock & Roll.” He was also the principal photographer on the set of the classic film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
His early photographs of a young upstart named David Bowie are the subject of a new book, “Mick Rock. The Rise of David Bowie: 1972-1973,” published by Taschen. Rock will sign copies of the book Saturday, August 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the boutique Lido at 132 Main Street in Greenport. (more…)