Mick Rock Quotes


My allegiance was always to the act. I wanted them to be happy. I wasn't owned by a magazine or a record label. And I was a very naughty boy to boot!

It's a miracle that David Bowie Lou Reed and Iggy Pop are actually still alive today given how hard they lived.

I do not use the word 'genius' lightly but if David Bowie is not a genius then there is no such thing.

Newspapers and magazines didn't want pictures of musicians behaving badly back then. Now because of the Internet that's all the media wants.

I don't show every picture that I have I think discretion is also important.

Every morning I stand on my head and do a yoga workout.

It's funny because unlike back in the seventies when I made hardly any money today I could just live off the past if I wanted to. I have no interest in that.

People think: 'If this photographer's looking like a big jerk-off maybe it's okay if I do.' I like to catch my subjects off balance a bit.

I did not want to be somebody who lived off his reputation. I wanted to continue to be part of the modern music scene.