Born in 1948 in Hammersmith, London, Michael Rock became a photographer after graduating from college and developed his visual style with photos of the local rock music scene in England. Soon thereafter his photography career took off, going higher and higher with each new musician he shot for. His iconic subjects include Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, the Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Blondie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and more than 100 album covers.
Instrumental in creating so many iconic images in music history, from Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” to David Bowie’s Life on Mars video, Mick has had major exhibitions all over the world, has featured in the 2016 documentary, SHOT!, and his work has secured his reputation alongside his subjects as an icon of rock.
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