Legendary rock photographers Mick Rock and Henry Diltz will tell the stories behind some of their legendary images during their “Behind The Lens” tour of the East Coast. Presented by Morrison Hotel, the evenings of stories and photography are coming to DC’s beautiful City Winery on October 9, 2019. Both Mick Rock and Henry Diltz will be available to hand-sign some of their most iconic photographic prints, which will be up for sale, during a meet-and-greet after the show.
Each show on the “Behind The Lens” tour will start with Diltz taking attendees on a visual and storytelling journey featuring some of the iconic album covers and musical artists he’s shot. “You will be taken far behind the scenes of what the Sixties were really all about in this authentic, heart-warming and humorous ride that only Henry Diltz can provide,” as per a statement. The back-end of each evening will feature Mick Rock regaling audiences with stories of the glam and excess of 1970’s British Rock. Mick shot the likes of Queen, Blondie, Syd Barrett, David Bowie and Lou Reed during the 70’s. “This presentation is not for the faint of heart,” notes a press release. “These are the real stories as only Mick Rock can tell them – and tell them he will.”
Mick Rock specializes in rock and roll photography and is known as “The Man Who Shot the 70’s.” He is the inimitable rock photographer who launched his career with an unknown David Bowie in 1972. The first photo shoot resulted in a two-year relationship as Bowie’s official photographer. During this time Rock documented the rise and descent of Bowie’s alter-ego “Ziggy Stardust”, and shot promotional films, album jackets, posters, artwork, and videos.
Rock’s career continued to soar with key 70’s images like Lou Reed’s Transformer, Iggy Pop’s Raw Power and Queen’s Queen II. He also captured many of the Sex Pistols’ most infamous shots. In 1977, he moved permanently to New York where he quickly became involved with the underground music scene pioneered by The Ramones, Talking Heads, and Blondie. His pictures, including The Ramones’ End of the Century, captured the revolutionary spirit of this groundbreaking period and made him the one of the most sought-after photographers in the rock world.
Recently, Mick Rock has worked with stars like Kate Moss, Michael Stipe, Johnny Marr, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Chemical Brothers. He has produced several highly-acclaimed retrospectives on artists including; David Bowie, Iggy and the Stooges, and Syd Barrett. His retrospective at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Museum of Photography in 2003 was hailed as “one of the most exciting exhibitions of pop culture imagery to ever reach these shores.”
Henry Diltz is known to be an extraordinary rock and roll photographer, unlike any other out there. A founding member of the Modern Folk Quartet, Diltz is as much at home as a musician on tour, as he is a visual historian of the last four decades of popular music. The rapport he has developed with his musician friends, along with his down-to-earth-grin and frequent laugh, enables him to capture the candid shots that convey a rare feeling of trust and intimacy with his subjects.
For Diltz, photography began with a $20 second-hand Japanese camera purchased on tour with the Modern Folk Quartet. When MFQ disbanded, he embarked on his photographic career with an album cover for The Lovin’ Spoonful. Despite his lack of formal training, Diltz easily submerged himself in the world of music and life on the road.
Remember; both Mick Rock and Henry Diltz will be available to hand-sign some of their most iconic photographic prints, which will be up for sale, during a meet-and-greet after the show. You DO NOT want to miss this once-in-a-life-time event. Click on the City Winery DC links below for tickets and other info…
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