The rock photographer and video director who worked with the likes of David Bowie and Queen has ‘made the Jungian journey to the other side’ at the age of 72.
AceShowbiz -Celebrated rock photographer and video director Mick Rock has died aged 72.
The visionary, whose lens captured icons like David Bowie and Queen, passed away on Thursday evening (18Nov21).
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side,” a family statement reads. “Those who had the pleasure of existing in his orbit, know that Mick was always so much more than ‘The Man Who Shot The 70s’. He was a photographic poet – a true force of nature who spent his days doing exactly what he loved, always in his own delightfully outrageous way.”
“Let us not mourn the loss, but instead celebrate the fabulous life and extraordinary career of Michael David Rock. While you do so in your own way, we must ask that the privacy of his nearest and dearest be respected at this time. Therefore, there will be no further comments.”
Born in London in 1948, Rock was most famous for his collaborations with David Bowie – he directed the videos for “Space Oddity” and “Life on Mars”, among others. He also shot iconic album covers such as Lou Reed‘s “Transformer”, Queen’s “Queen II”, and Iggy and The Stooges‘ “Raw Power“.
His clients also included Blondie, Jane’s Addiction, Ozzy Osbourne, Snoop Dogg, and Miley Cyrus.
His life became the subject of 2016 documentary “SHOT!“.
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