The exhibit of photographs by famed music scene chronicler Mick Rock at the Sumo Gallery in Tribeca ends Sunday. But have no fear, Rock and rock fans. Per a Q&A with The Observer’s Matthew Kassel, more is on the way.
The exhibited photos were culled from Rock’s recent book Exposed, out this month in paperback. As the British-born photog explains, one of the pictures – featuring David Bowie looking at himself in a mirror – launched a professional relationship that is still thriving:
“That was very early on in his career, for this men’s magazine called Club International. When David saw the picture, he said, “Mick sees me like I see myself,” and that was really the shoot that cemented our relationship. We’re doing another Ziggy Stardust book — half of it previously unseen photos — which is coming out this spring.”
Rock also has a fun answer to the question, “Is it easy to photograph David Bowie?” He collaborated previously with the superstar on Moonage Daydream and authored, in the early 1970s, the tome The Songs of David Bowie.
[Jacket cover courtesy: Palazzo Editions]