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Mick Rock, legendary rock ‘n’ roll photographer for Bowie and Queen, dead at 72

You don't have to ask around about who is the most legendary photographer of the 70's before you will quickly come across Mick. His time here on earth was spent capturing the essence of what it was to be a rock star and becoming one himself in that action.

“Those who had the pleasure of existing in his orbit know that Mick was always so much more than ‘The Man Who Shot the 70s,” it continued. “He was a photographic poet — a true force of nature who spent his days doing exactly what he loved, always in his own delightfully outrageous way.”

“The stars seemed to effortlessly align for Mick when he was behind the camera; feeding off the unique charisma of his subjects electrified and energized him. His intent always intent, his focus always total.”

“A man fascinated with image, he absorbed visual beings through his lens and immersed himself in their art, thus creating some of the most magnificent images rock music has ever seen,” the statement continued. “To know Mick was to love him. He was a mythical creature; the likes of which we shall never experience again.”


“They were out of their f–king minds with ­cocaine,” Rock told The Post. “They made me look like an amateur — and I was no amateur. At one point during the session, Vince Neil disappeared with some bird.”


“They were completely wild and fun and there happened to be a bathtub [in the studio]. Somebody told them to get in; so they did and poured in the bubble bath. I thought it was the perfect photo, but for some reason their record label didn’t use it.”