As an actor, director, writer and musician 22-year-old Alex Wolff is a prodigious and multi-hyphenate shooting star that captures the artistic essence of his generation. Son of actress Polly Draper and jazz pianist Michael Wolff, Alex was reared in a home of creative expression and exploration. Alex first gained recognition when his mother created the Nickelodeon musical comedy series The Naked Brothers Band (2007–09), in which Alex and his older brother, Nat, starred. The brothers released two soundtrack albums for the series, The Naked Brothers Band and I Don’t Want to Go to School, which were co-produced by their father. The family would compound this pattern, working together on additional musical projects like the brother’s second musical duo called, Nat & Alex Wolff which released two albums, Black Sheep and Public Places. In 2018, the brother’s starred in Stella’s Last Weekend – a film by their mother.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side. Those who had the pleasure of existing in his orbit, know that Mick was always so much more than ’The Man Who Shot The 70s.’ He was a photographic poet — a true force of nature who spent his days doing exactly what he loved, always in his own delightfully outrageous way.
The stars seemed to effortlessly align for Mick when he was behind the camera; feeding off of the unique charisma of his subjects electrified and energized him. His intent always intense. His focus always total. A man fascinated with image, he absorbed visual beings through his lens and immersed himself in their art, thus creating some of the most magnificent photographs rock music has ever seen. To know Mick was to love him. He was a mythical creature; the likes of which we shall never experience again.
Let us not mourn the loss, but instead, celebrate the fabulous life and extraordinary career of Michael David Rock. While you do so in your own way, we must ask that the privacy of his nearest and dearest be respected at this time. Therefore, there will be no further comments.
Photo: Nathalie Rock