Il fotografo ufficiale di David Bowie, Mick Rock, morto a 72

Una dichiarazione pubblicata venerdì sugli account ufficiali dei social media di Rock ha detto: “È con il cuore più pesante che condividiamo il nostro amato rinnegato psichedelico Mick Rock che ha fatto il viaggio junghiano dall'altra parte.” Non è stata fornita alcuna causa di morte.

Born in London in 1948, Rock studied at Cambridge University, where he met Syd Barrett, a founding member of Pink Floyd, who became one of his first subjects.

He was Bowie’s official photographer in the early 1970s, helping to make the singer’s alter ego, androgynous alien superstar Ziggy Stardust, a sensation.

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Rock went on to take some of the most famous music photos of the era: a topless Iggy Pop on the cover of theRaw Power” album; a spectral Lou Reed onTransformer”; the members of Queen, their faces part-shadowed, for the cover ofQueen II.

Photographer Mick Rock, whose iconic portraits of rock stars saw him dubbed "the man who shot the 70s," è morto. È stato 72. A statement posted Friday on Rock's official social media accounts said "it is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side." Non è stata fornita alcuna causa di morte.

Photographer Mick Rock, whose iconic portraits of rock stars saw him dubbedthe man who shot the 70s,” è morto. È stato 72. Una dichiarazione pubblicata venerdì sugli account ufficiali dei social media di Rock ha detto “it is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side.” Non è stata fornita alcuna causa di morte. (Foto AP )

People say, 'Uomo, how did you get all these pictures? Bene, because no one else was interested,” Rock told the Associated Press in 2002. “It wasn’t like I was battling other photographers to get the pictures.

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Rock had heart bypass surgery and a kidney transplant in the 1990s after years of rock ‘n’ roll excess.

I lived the life,” he said later. “As well as taking the pictures, I lived the life.

A general view of atmosphere during Mick Rock exhibition StarMan at Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos on March 28, 2018 in Mexico City, Messico.

A general view of atmosphere during Mick Rock exhibition StarMan at Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos on March 28, 2018 in Mexico City, Messico. (Victor Chavez/Getty Images)

He gave up cigarettes and drugs and carried on working, taking images of musicians including Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus.

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,'” the statement announcing his death said. “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.

Photographer Mick Rock attends the TASCHEN Gallery opening reception for "Mick Rock: Shooting For Stardust - The Rise Of David Bowie & Co."  at TASCHEN Gallery on September 9, 2015 a Los Angeles, California.

Photographer Mick Rock attends the TASCHEN Gallery opening reception for “Mick Rock: Shooting For StardustThe Rise Of David Bowie & Co.” at TASCHEN Gallery on September 9, 2015 a Los Angeles, California. (Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Sharon Osbourne tweeted: “We lost a legend, a true artist Mick Rock.

Queen guitarist Brian May said he wassad and shocked to hear of the passing of our friend, photographer Mick Rock.

Ha detto che “Queen IIcover picturegave us an enduring image, inspired part of the ‘look’ of our Bohemian Rhapsody video a couple of years later, and has been widely imitated by others over the years since then.

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