Mick Rock

London in the late Sixties and early Seventies was a hotbed of creative interchange. The prevalent hippy philosophy united all manner of artists, musicians, filmmakers, models, designers, actors, writers and photographers. This was the atmosphere in which Mick Rock began his collaborations with the artists of the new decade. The first band Rock photographed was the Pretty Things in 1969; soon he was photographing the likes of Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Queen, Roxy Music and Iggy Pop, emerging artists who would rapidly become international stars. Rock states, “They were all special people to me. They weren’t “stars” when I first met them. To me, they were free spirited visionaries.”