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Legendary shots of David Bowie by Mick Rock

 

The famous 1970's photographer Mick Rock has selected precious photographs from his archives for a new book focusing on the artistry of the legend that is David Bowie.

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He’d already caught rock idols including Queen and Lou Reed on film when he became the official photographer of David Bowie in 1972. From then on he was the lucky witness of his dazzling ascension. Published by Taschen, the book, “Mick Rock, The Rise of David Bowie: 1972-1973” is a photographic record of the metamorphosis of the artist into the icon of a generation. A shot of a flamboyant Ziggy Stardust – the artist’s alter ego – having his make-up applied, an intimate portrait taken backstage, photos of spectacular stage sets, this book reveals numerous and different facets of the fabulous singer of “Let’s Dance”. A beautiful oeuvre and a vibrant tribute. 

 

« Mick Rock : Shooting for Stardust, The Rise of David Bowie 1972-1973 » Taschen editions.

 

By Chloë Fage 

 

 

© Mick Rock

© Mick Rock

© Mick Rock

© Mick Rock

© Mick Rock

© Mick Rock

The biggest music stars photographed by Hedi Slimane
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The biggest music stars photographed by Hedi Slimane

Photography Passionate observer of the rock scene, which he captures in his striking photographs, famous designer Hedi Slimane is as respected in the musical industry as he is in the fashion one, which he has been reigning over for twenty years. For Numéro, Celine's creative director unveils an exclusive portbfolio of his most beautiful black and white portraits of great music stars, from Lady Gaga to Kim Gordon by way of Pete Doherty. Passionate observer of the rock scene, which he captures in his striking photographs, famous designer Hedi Slimane is as respected in the musical industry as he is in the fashion one, which he has been reigning over for twenty years. For Numéro, Celine's creative director unveils an exclusive portbfolio of his most beautiful black and white portraits of great music stars, from Lady Gaga to Kim Gordon by way of Pete Doherty.

Johnny Depp, Charlotte Gainsbourg and The Blaze under the lens of Jean-Baptiste Mondino
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Johnny Depp, Charlotte Gainsbourg and The Blaze under the lens of Jean-Baptiste Mondino

Photography Inspired by the unique musical talents of our time, great French photographer and filmmaker Jean-Baptiste Mondino pieces together an iconography where each one's personality and originality shines through. Here, this faithful Numéro friend unveils an exclusive portfolio including the most fascinating minds of today, among which we can find Johnny Depp, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Blaze or Christine and the Queens.  Inspired by the unique musical talents of our time, great French photographer and filmmaker Jean-Baptiste Mondino pieces together an iconography where each one's personality and originality shines through. Here, this faithful Numéro friend unveils an exclusive portfolio including the most fascinating minds of today, among which we can find Johnny Depp, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Blaze or Christine and the Queens. 

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Lao Xie Xie's reckless  provocations
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Lao Xie Xie's reckless provocations

Photography The mysterious Chinese photographer Lao Xie Xie (“Mr Thank-you” who might be a woman) immortalises moments of life with a complete loathing for perfection. Evoking desire, pleasure and food, the artist’s reasoning works backwards with photography allowing him to shape what he is incapable of mentally constructing. The mysterious Chinese photographer Lao Xie Xie (“Mr Thank-you” who might be a woman) immortalises moments of life with a complete loathing for perfection. Evoking desire, pleasure and food, the artist’s reasoning works backwards with photography allowing him to shape what he is incapable of mentally constructing.

The smouldering Helmut Newton as seen by the women who knew him, in a new documentary
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The smouldering Helmut Newton as seen by the women who knew him, in a new documentary

Photography As we celebrate the centenary of his birth, Germano-Australian photographer Helmut Newton is being honoured in the first posthumous documentary on his subject. Entitled “The Bad and the Beautiful”, this film which has already been released in Germany, delivers previously unseen accounts - all from women - on the work of this great master of the nude and smouldering voyeurism. As we celebrate the centenary of his birth, Germano-Australian photographer Helmut Newton is being honoured in the first posthumous documentary on his subject. Entitled “The Bad and the Beautiful”, this film which has already been released in Germany, delivers previously unseen accounts - all from women - on the work of this great master of the nude and smouldering voyeurism.

Gregory Prescott in 15 aquatic nudes
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Gregory Prescott in 15 aquatic nudes

Photography Based in Los Angeles, the photographer Gregory Prescott turns bodies into his artwork. Armed with his camera, he captures sculpted, vibrant and radiant figures, and highlights their angles. Carnal textures, broad shoulders, curved backs… the American photographer immortalizes the grace and passion that take hold of moving female and male bodies. Either on large stretches of sand and sky, or down in the depths of the waters, Gregory Prescott enhances his models’ nudity and diversity. Throwbacks to 15 of the photographer’s aquatic nudes.  Based in Los Angeles, the photographer Gregory Prescott turns bodies into his artwork. Armed with his camera, he captures sculpted, vibrant and radiant figures, and highlights their angles. Carnal textures, broad shoulders, curved backs… the American photographer immortalizes the grace and passion that take hold of moving female and male bodies. Either on large stretches of sand and sky, or down in the depths of the waters, Gregory Prescott enhances his models’ nudity and diversity. Throwbacks to 15 of the photographer’s aquatic nudes. 

Alison Jackson’s fake press settings
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Alison Jackson’s fake press settings

Photography No celebrities have been harmed during these shoots. In order to photograph Elizabeth II on the throne, Madonna ironing or Mick Jagger having collagen injected into his lips, Alison Jackson simply uses their look-alikes. Her resulting images are an investigation into our fascination for stolen snapshots. No celebrities have been harmed during these shoots. In order to photograph Elizabeth II on the throne, Madonna ironing or Mick Jagger having collagen injected into his lips, Alison Jackson simply uses their look-alikes. Her resulting images are an investigation into our fascination for stolen snapshots.