Photographer MICK ROCK discussing and signing The Rise of David Bowie at Books & Books!, Books & Books, Wednesday, 29. May 2019

Join us for a conversation and book signing with legendary photographer Mick Rock and The Bonnier Gallery on May 29th before his exhibition opens at the Gallery on May 30th.
A unique tribute from David Bowie's official photographer and creative partner, Mick Rock, compiled in 2015, with Bowie's blessing.
In 1972, David Bowie released his groundbreaking album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. With it landed Bowie's Stardust alter ego: a glitter-clad, mascara-eyed, sexually ambiguous persona who kicked down the boundaries between male and female, straight and gay, fact and fiction into one shifting and sparkling phenomenon of '70s self-expression. Together, Ziggy the album and Ziggy the stage spectacular propelled the softly spoken Londoner into one of the world's biggest stars.
A key passenger on this glam trip into the stratosphere was fellow Londoner and photographer Mick Rock. Rock bonded with Bowie artistically and personally, immersed himself in the singer's inner circle, and, between 1972 and 1973, worked as the singer's photographer and videographer.
This collection, featuring around 50 percent previously unpublished images, brings together spectacular stage shots, iconic photo shoots, as well as intimate backstage portraits. With a lenticular cover of different headshots, it celebrates Bowie's fearless experimentation and reinvention, while offering privileged access to the many facets of his personality and fame. Through the aloof and approachable, the playful and serious, the candid and the contrived, the result is a passionate tribute to a brilliant and inspirational artist whose creative vision will never be forgotten.
 

Mick Rock. the Rise of David Bowie, 1972-1973
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About the Author:






Mick Rock was born in London in 1948 and is known as "The Man who shot the seventies." As well as David Bowie, he has photographed Lou Reed, Queen, Iggy Pop, Roxy Music and Blondie. He also produced and directed music videos for the classic Bowie songs: "John, I'm Only Dancing," "The Jean Genie," "Space Oddity" and "Life On Mars?." Rock has had major exhibitions in London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.


 
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Wednesday, 29. May 2019, Books & Books, Photographer MICK ROCK discussing and signing The Rise of David Bowie at Books & Books!

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