by Mick Rock. Foreword by Tom Stoppard
Mick Rock is the foremost rock photographer of his generation. In Exposed, he reveals his definitive collection of images, telling the story in his own words of his early career and the larger-than-life characters with whom he mixed.
As well as being a retrospective of his work, it is a cultural journey through a time when rock ruled. It is a compendium of experiences, eyewitness accounts, and intimate detail, all culminating in candid incidental visual insights and time-tested iconic imagery that we all recognise today. This is a vivid and memorable account of Rock's adventures behind the camera, a colourful blend of the overt and the intimate, the beautiful and the irreverent - truly exposed.
Author Mick Rock’s career was launched when he photographed an almost unknown David Bowie in 1972. The two established an instant rapport and Rock went on to document the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust. His reputation as ‘the man who shot the Seventies’ was cemented with iconic images of Lou Reed, Syd Barrett, Iggy Pop, Queen, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones and Blondie. More recently, Mick has exposed with his camera Kate Moss, Michael Stipe, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Chemical Brothers, Razorlight, The Killers and The Libertines.