AKA - "The Unholy Trinity" at the Dorchester Hotel in London, 1972.
"It was a press conference at the Dorchester Hotel in London. RCA Records had flown a bunch of American journalists to London in July 1972 to promote David’s upcoming US tour and the release of his Ziggy Stardust
album. Iggy and Lou were both working on their new albums, Raw Power
and were hanging out at the conference.
Even though Iggy and Lou were still basically “underground” artists, and David’s ascent was still in its early days, it was a photo that I really wanted to take. Only later did it become one of the classic rock images. So I hustled them together. The only thing I remember was Lou saying: “This will be a pretty picture!”"
When Mick Rock first met David Bowie, he had previously met and photographed both Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, so there was an immediate bond formed between the two. Bowie co-produced Lou Reed's Transformer album released in November, 1972 (and for which Mick Rock shot the cover), and he co-produced and mixed Iggy Pop and The Stooges Raw Power album, released in February, 1973 (and for which Mick Rock also shot the cover).