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A while ago I had occasion to reflect on this relationship I was the man who frame Ziggy Stardust and who one singular afternoon not so may manic years later realized that in the end Ziggy Stardust had framed me I was only the camera eye but my vision would never be the same again-Mick Rock Mick Ronson and Ziggy Stardust Mick Rock was essential in making the image of the glam rock era Among the many personalities he has captured on film are David Bowie Iggy Pop Lou Reed The Ramones Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol The pictures he took will always stand for the decadent glam rock scene and later on the New York punk scene Michael David Rock was born in London in 1949 He studied modern languages at Cambridge University on a scholarship and graduated in the late 1960s At this time he was into such French rebels as Baudelaire and Rimbaud The first time he used a camera he borrowed one from a friend to take pictures of and probably impress a girlfriend When he went to develop them he realised he didnt have any film in the camera The next time he used a camera it was the same situation but this time he remembered the film His first major subject was Syd Barrett from Pink Floyd After that in 1972 he met David Bowie before he assumed his Ziggy Stardust persona Through Bowie he met Lou Reed and Iggy Pop David Bowie Iggy Pop and Lou Reed Then in 1976 he moved to New York after he went on tour with Lou Reed he still lives there today This is also when his drug habit increased He spent most of his time in New York although he traveled to London often from 1977 to 1982 where he took his punk pictures even though punk was exploding in London at the time In
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