From 1972 to 1973, Mick Rock served as DavidÂ Bowie’s official photographer, capturing the rocker as he rose to fame viaÂ his otherworldlyÂ alter-ego Ziggy Stardust. Rock’s tour of duty resulted in numerousÂ famous ”” and not so famous ”” pictures, many of which have been collected in a new numbered limited-edition photo book,Â The Rise of David Bowie: 1972-1973.Â Due out later this month viaÂ Taschen, the 310-page tomeÂ is co-signed by Bowie and Rock and features a host of iconicÂ images of the legend along with lots ofÂ previously unseen ones. We recently chatted with the photographerÂ about the book and his long relationship with Bowie, and in the gallery that follows, he shares with us some of his favorite photos from the era.
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Photographer Mick Rock’s new book ‘The Rise of David Bowie: 1972-1973’ features previously unseen photos of the legend
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