Mick Rock Essay

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Mick Rock was a really cool photographer. Mick Rock was born in London, England in 1948. He went to Cambridge Arts College. He first became interested in photography during college. He is well known for photographing people like David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Queen, The Ramones, Syd Barett, Joan Jett, Motley Crue, The Talking Heads, Crossfade, and Blondie. He was important to the creation of a lot of other rock images, including album covers for Queen’s “Queen II” and “Sheer Heart Attack”, Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock’n’Roll”, Iggy and the Stooges’ “Raw Power”, Syd Barett’s “The Madcap Laughs”, the Ramones “End of the Century”, and Lou Reed’s “Transformer”. He photographed things for a few films, including “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, “Shortbus”, and “the Rocky Horror Picture Show”. He directed and produced some of David Bowie’s music videos. He was the “Official Bowie Photographer” and met him in 1972. Mick Rock's photography impacted culture by influencing and summing up the era, the 1970's. His photography was important. It shows what the 1970’s culture was like.
Mick Rock photographed many rock and roll legends. The first person he ever worked with was Pink Floyd’s founder, Syd Barett. His career really improved when he began working with David Bowie. Other people he worked with included Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Queen, and Joan Jett. When he was in America, he worked with Blondie, the Ramones, and the Talking Heads. He also worked with Deborah Harry. He took a photo of Ozzy Osbourne looking different from how he usually does in the 70’s. He worked with a lot of people. He created album covers for rock stars, was chief photographer for a few movies, and directed some music videos. He created many album covers for rock stars. Those rock stars/bands included Queen, Joan Jett, the Ramones, Iggy and the Stooges, Syd Barett, and Lou Reed. He actually produced a few of David Bowie’s important music videos. He was a really important photographer for the films “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, “the Rocky Horror Picture Show”, and “Shortbus”. Since he took photographs for “the Rocky Horror Picture Show”, that means he has worked with Tim Curry, as well.
He took photographs that captured the essence of the era. Due to working closely with musicians like Iggy Pop, Lou...

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