Meet the man who documented rock ‘n roll history

Mick Rock hangs out in Shoreditch for one night only

Do you find yourself bouncing around your room at night, with the volume turned up and your limbs flailing to the type of music your grandma wouldn’t approve of? Is hairology a part of your bed time routine and you just can’t rest until you’ve practised your air-guitar in front of the mirror? Did you once, on a romantic trip to Scunthorpe, throw a television out the hotel room window?

Well here’s your chance to let loose your inner rock star, through some face time with the man who shot the 70s: Mick Rock. The acclaimed photographer will be hosting a masterclass this Wednesday at the Idea Generation Gallery, where one lucky competition winner will have their portrait taken by the man himself.

Over the years, Rock’s career has crossed paths with some of music’s brightest innovators. From his role as David Bowie’s official photographer, he’s gone on to work with Queen, Thin Lizzy, Blondie, Lou Reed and the Ramones, creating some incredible imagery, from portraiture to album sleeves. His work is universally recognised, and continues to engage with modern day celebrity and our obsession with it.

After Wednesday’s masterclass, Rock will be available to answer questions or sign books and prints. There’ll also be a live auction where Rock is offering ten of his favourite prints to the highest bidder. It’s a unique opportunity to pick up some memorabillia, or if you’re lucky, take centre-stage in your very own rock star photo shoot.

An evening with Mick Rock takes place in the Idea Generation Gallery, in Shoreditch, on Wednesday 19th January, form 6.30pm. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. To be in with a chance to have your portrait taken by Mick Rock, email your name to

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