The Rise of David Bowie – Mick Rock
I prefer to remember David Bowie in the same way Mexico celebrates Día de Muertos. Celebrating his life, rather than dwelling on his death. And what better way to remember him than a big, delicious photography book by Mick Rock. Following Bowie’s inner circle from 1972-1973, Rock shoots around the burgeoning of one of musics most outrageous and loved alter egos; Ziggy Stardust and the release of: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars. If you want a copy then Taschen is your place to go. And not only that, but Mick Rock will also be doing a book signing on the 9th of September at their London store from 6.30 until 8.30. If you still haven’t had enough Bowie (scratch that it’s impossible) and you’re a Wes Anderson fan, then you will know of Seu Jorge’ dreamy covers of David Bowie classics. Unfortunately, for us lot in the UK, the tour isn’t coming to our shores, but it definitely shows that Ziggy Stardust’s memory lives on. Don’t wait, this collection features 50 new, previously unpublished images so if this book isn’t on your coffee table by next week you’re doing something wrong.
A unique tribute from David Bowie’s official photographer and creative partner, Mick Rock, compiled in 2015, with Bowie’s blessing. Available now.