A unique tribute by David Bowie's official photographer and creative partner Mick Rock, compiled in 2015 with Bowie's blessing.
In 1972, David Bowie released his groundbreaking album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. On it appeared Bowie's alter ego Stardust: a glitter-clad, mascara-eyed, sexually ambiguous personality who broke the boundaries between male and female, straight and gay, fact and fiction into one transformative and scintillating phenomenon of 1970s self-expression. Together, Ziggy the album and Ziggy the stage show propelled the soft-spoken Londoner into one of the world's biggest stars.
A key passenger on this glamorous trip into the stratosphere was fellow Londoner and photographer Mick Rock. Rock developed an artistic and personal connection with Bowie, immersing himself in the singer's inner circle and working as the singer's photographer and videographer between 1972 and 1973.
This collection brings together spectacular stage photographs, iconic photo shoots and intimate backstage portraits. With a lenticular cover of various headshots, it celebrates Bowie's fearless experimentation and reinvention, while offering privileged access to the many facets of his personality and fame. The result is a passionate tribute to a brilliant and inspiring artist whose creative vision will never be forgotten.
Title: Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie - 1972-1973
Size: 238 x 333 mm
Size: 300 pages
Weight: 2.30 kg