MICK ROCK: the ultimate in cool…

one of Mr. Rock's many infamous photographs...

I love photography. When I try to scan my head for the images by one photographer that ring most deeply within me — many artists names come to mind. But, I think the one photographer who most grabbed my imagination is Mick Rock.

I mean, aside from the real artistry one can see in his “simple” images — he managed to be in the right place at the right time so often. A sort of alchemy. He even manged to create a cool image for Carly Simon! …Not that she isn’t cool, but you know what I mean. The cover to “Come Upstairs” does not match the music one will hear on that disc. Yet, his images of David Bowie, Queen, Blondie and Iggy — all of those images capture the look of the sound that those artists put forward.

If you’re wondering I was looking at my copy of two of books of collected photographs this morning. I felt a yearning to post something about his work.

Mr. Bowie at the mirror...

Debbie being so NY cool...

raw and classic...


See? Way cooler than one might expect...

...and, this promo shot for Blondie hangs in our living room

November 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Uncategorized.


  1. brand new woo replied:

    very cool Matty! you’re always introducing me to new things like this that I wouldn’t necessarily have known about otherwise! and i’m super jealous that joe got to meet u guys!!

  2. matty03 replied:

    Alan! You, too!!! Always learning about cool new music from you!

    Yeah! It was soooooo cool to finally meet Joe!!!!

    Now, I need to meet you!!!!

    love and kisses,

  3. The Sagittarian replied:

    Love that pic of Bowie!

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