KARL STOECKOR is an American photographer who produced these 'GLAM ROCK' era photos in 1972-1974, on St. Micheal’s Street, London. Most of these images have not been seen in over 36 years! The collection is split into 3 sections-- The 'Glam Pin-ups', Amanda Lear 'The Allen Jones Series' and Rock & Roll covers.
The GLAM PINUPS is a private project Karl was shooting influenced by 40's Vargas pin-up paintings. Part of the glory of these photographs is the seamless collaboration with his contemporaries. The models are fantastically styled with 40's retro inspired fashions designed by famed British designer Antony Price and beautifully modeled by Gala, the 'it girl' model of the day who was also a favorite of Ossie Clark.
The ALLAN JONES SERIES is modeled by singer Amanda Lear, with make-up by famed make-up artist Pierre Larouche. He is most famous for the 'lightning bolt' make-up on Bowie's Aladin Sane. The make-up is extremely important to this series as the photos are based on Allen Jones' paintings. Amanda's legs in the 'SAVE/SALE' photos are painted red with gold glitter on her back!
The ROCK AND ROLL COVER SERIES features the first Roxy Music cover with model Kari Ann. The second Roxy Music album cover 'Stranded' features Matylin Cole, Penthouse Playmate of the Year. The third Roxy Music cover 'For Your Pleasue' features Amanda Lear. The series also includes the iconic and historic Rock image shot of Bryan Ferry’s close friend Ernie, for Lou Reed's 'Transformer' album.
This show was currently on display at the Tate Modern Gallery in London, England.