David Bowie's official photographer bringing exhibit to MoPOP in July

Mick Rock served as Bowie's official photog between 1972-73

May 4, 2017

Copyright Mick Rock 1972, 2016

Back when David Bowie was transforming himself into the eccentric alien Ziggy Stardust in the early 70s, Mick Rock was following the singer around, taking photos and documenting the beginning of Bowie's career. 

Now, 45 years later, Mick, who is often referred to as "the man who shot the seventies," is bringing a collection of 65 photographs from the period to an exhibit at MoPOP (formerly EMP). The photos range from dressing room transformation shots, private moments as Bowie went on tour, and photos from live performances as Bowie, as Ziggy Stardust, captivated thousands.

David Bowie Iggy Pop and Lou Reed - Mick Rock, 1972, 2016
Copyright Mick Rock, 1972, 2016

The exhibit is titled  David Bowie: Starman,  and runs July 1until January 15, 2018. Mick Rock also shot other iconic stars of the era including Lou Reed, Queen, Iggy Pop, and Blondie’s Debbie Harry, which will also be on display at MoPOP during the Bowie exhibit.

Rock is also known for directing Bowie's early music videos and was even the center focus of the documentary, SHOT! The Psycho Spiritual Mantra of Rock.  Some of those early videos will also be on display.

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