Lou Reed, Transformer by Mick Rock

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Lou Reed, Transformer by Mick Rock

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Lou Reed photographed playing live, used for the cover of his 1972 album Transformer. The photo was fortuitously overexposed during the printing process in Rock's darkroom, inspiring him to submit it as an option for the album cover.

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Framed print prices are for a 1" black frame with white matting. Upgraded Archival Framing includes UV protected glass (sometimes referred to as museum grade) and thicker, acid-free matting. For prints over 20”x30”, additional options and custom framing, please contact us!

Mick Rock is often referred to as “The Man Who Shot the Seventies”. He is responsible for most of the memorable images of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, as he worked as Bowie’s official photographer at the time. Beyond Bowie, he took iconic shots of rock and roll legends such as Queen, Blondie, The Ramones and Joan Jett. More recently, he’s photographed stars such as Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk and Alicia Keys. Rock has published numerous books featuring his photographs and has been the subject of a television series and documentary. His works have been displayed in major exhibitions worldwide.