CMJ speaks with Mick Rock, the man behind rock ‘n’ roll’s iconic images including most of the photos from David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust era and Queen’s album cover that inspired the band’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” video. Recently, Rock collaborated with the W Hotel to photograph the music artists from its “Symmetry Live” concert series. The chain asked the legendary photographer to put together an exhibit that encompassed his work from “Symmetry Live” and his favorites from his archives, most recognizable and some never-before-seen.
The result: ROCKED. This exhibit was open most of last month at W New York Downtown with a performance and a shoot with Phantogram. It will be on display at W Washington D.C. in February and then make its way through the other W Hotels across the country.