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Mick Rock, the photographer who immortalized the music stars of the ’70s, has died

Mick Rock at the opening of his great photographic exhibition
Mick Rock at the opening of his great photographic exhibition “Bowie by Mick Rock”, in La Rural, in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Photos: Verónica Guerman)

British photographer Mick Rock, known for having immortalized countless music legends in iconic images, from David Bowie to the Sex Pistols, died at 72his family reported Friday.

David Bowie in London in 1973
David Bowie in London in 1973
Mick Rock is known for having immortalized countless music legends in iconic images, from David Bowie to the Sex Pistols (Veronica Guerman)
Mick Rock is known for having immortalized countless music legends in iconic images, from David Bowie to the Sex Pistols (Veronica Guerman)

It is with great regret that we announce that our dear psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side.”They wrote on their Twitter account, referring to psychoanalyst Carl Jung.

Lou Reed's iconic photo for his album cover "transformer"
Lou Reed’s iconic photo for the cover of his album “Transformer”

“Those who had the pleasure of living in its orbit know that Mick was much more than ‘the man who photographed the 1970s ′”, as he was popularly known. “He was a poet of photography, a true force of nature that he spent his days doing exactly what he liked, always in his deliciously outrageous way, “they added.

More photos of Bowie (Verónica Guerman)
More photos of Bowie (Verónica Guerman)
Debbie Harry from Blondie in New York, 1978
Debbie Harry from Blondie in New York, 1978

The family did not specify the circumstances of the death of the photographer, Born in London in 1948 and graduated in Medieval and Modern Languages ​​from the University of Cambridge.

Iggy Pop, Raw Power Cover
Iggy Pop, Raw Power Cover

Iconic photographer of the rock scene, was the author of famous portraits of Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, the Sex Pistols and Blondie, and became known in the early 1970s for his early portraits of Bowie.

He was the official photographer for David Bowie
He was the official photographer for David Bowie

For almost two years, he was the official photographer for the British singer-songwriter., for whom he made album covers, posters and the videos of Life on Mars and Space oddity. Mick Rock made his first photo production of Bowie in 1972, when he was not yet well known.

Lou reed
Lou reed

Rock also followed the life of the flamboyant and decadent Ziggy Stardust, Bowie’s alter ego between 1972 and 1973, who crossed paths with Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Roxy Music, and Marianne Faithfull.

Debbie harry
Debbie harry

Mick’s career continued to soar into the ’70s with unforgettable images such as transformer from Lou reed, Raw power from Iggy Pop, The Queen II from What in (Bohemian Rhapsody) and images of the Sex pistols among many other bands.

Historic Mick Rock Photo: David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed
Historic Mick Rock Photo: David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed

In 1977, he moved to New York, where he became involved with the underground music scene for the first time; with The Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie. His works, including The end of the century from The Ramones, they captured the revolutionary spirit of the 1970s.

Iggy Pop at Fulham Road Studios
Iggy Pop at Fulham Road Studios

Recently, Mick Rock had worked with stars like Kate Moss, Michael Stipe, Johnny Marr, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Chemical Brothers among many others.

(With information from AFP)

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