SHOT! THE PSY­CHO-SPIR­I­TUAL MANTRA OF ROCK

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OUT 21 july / CERT 15 / 98 Mins di­rec­tor Barn­aby Clay cast Mick Rock, David Bowie, Lou Reed, iggy Pop

KNOWN As “THE man who shot the ’70s”, this is pho­tog­ra­pher Mick Rock’s jour­ney from ro­man­tic Cam­bridge lit­er­ary stu­dent to swag­ger­ing doc­u­menter (and close con­fi­dante) of the great­est rock stars of the age — David Bowie, Lou Reed, iggy Pop, Deb­bie Harry — tak­ing in all the sleaze, sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll and truly iconic im­agery along the way. As well as a stag­ger­ingly gifted pho­tog­ra­pher, Rock is a nat­u­ral racon­teur, with the sub­jects of his sto­ries need­ing no in­tro­duc­tion. But the real magic comes when Rock is stood in front of a gi­ant light box, telling the sto­ries of his most fa­mous works — the stars of this show here are his pic­tures, and that is as it should be.

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