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Mick Rock: Capturing Ziggy Stardust

By June 19, 2019 June 27th, 2019 Member Spotlight
David Bowie and Mick Rock

Image © Mick Rock

Editor’s Note: Mick Rock is an ASMP Professional Member.

Cross-posted from The Beijinger
[by Kyle Mullin]

Thirty-six years after releasing his smash hit “China Girl,” the late great David Bowie now stars in a high profile photo exhibit in the Chinese capital. The pictures were taken by Mick Rock, who Bowie named his personal photographer during his ’70s heyday. After snapping famed photos of the star British singer in the studio, at home, and onstage (including one notoriously suggestive performance), Rock went on to capture other music icons like Freddie Mercury and Queen, Debbie Harry, and Iggy Pop.

Below, Rock tells us about his Bowie exhibit at Beijing’s 798 Art Space (which runs until Aug 4), outlines photos of his favorite Bowie eras, and dishes the dirt on his infamous “guitar fellatio” photo.

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Featured image of Bowie, Pop, and Reed © Mick Rock

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