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‘David Bowie Is’ – A Conversation with Photographer Mick Rock at the Brooklyn Museum

- 5 years ago

In the week of, what would have been David Bowie’s 72nd birthday, we’re sharing this short film, produced by US-based Bastard Productions, with Mick Rock recounting his iconic work for Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, [and many others].

A genuine master of capturing the true character of an artist, Mick Rock is a living legend who chronicled the golden age of rock & roll. We have spoken with Mick on a handful of occasions, finding him each time to be brutally honest, funny and somewhat flippant, whilst retaining integrity in the essence of his creativity.

This film, which was shot at the Brooklyn Museum, includes the complete conversation between Mick and
Host Gregg Kaysen, in which Mick goes in-depth about his classic music videos for David Bowie.

Watch more from Bastard Productions, HERE.

Host | Gregg Kaysen – Production Company | Bastard Productions & theburbslife – Director | Dave Horowitz – DP | Gates Bradley – Secondary Camera | Damien Paris – Sound | Sacha Zuckerman – Editorial | D. Horowitz, Kendra Elliott, Drew Morris – Color | Ntropic.

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.