A few weeks ago we shared the news that there was a new doco coming out focusing on the life of the photographer behind some of rock ‘n’ roll history’s most famous shots, Mick Rock.
Rock’s muses included Queen, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Syd Barrett and David Bowie, the latter of which he was a close collaborator and official photographer.
Take a rare peek into backstage with David Bowie in this previously unseen footage from forthcoming Mick Rock documentary.
Some unseen footage of Bowie and his Spiders From Mars hanging out in their dressing room has just emerged – an outtake from Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, the documentary about Rock.
In the Shot! excerpt, Rock talks about how artists accepted him as a peer and not just someone shooting photographs on assignment.
“I don’t think they felt that I was an outsider,” Rock says in the clip. “I was part of the fabric. I was celebrated and I think they all knew that. So I was a natural, organic Joseph Goebbels for the piece in the time. And I came pretty cheap.”
Watch the footage below:
In addition to Rock’s landmark work and his relationships with rock legends, the documentary also focuses on the photographer’s battle with drug addiction and a near-death experience he had in his youth.
Shot! will be released in theaters on April 7th, the same day the film heads to Amazon Video, iTunes and other services.[via Rolling Stone]