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For the December issue, Dazed & Confused magazine brought Debbie Harry and Karen O together in New York City, to discuss life as two iconic frontwomen from two different generations. They were shot by veteran rock and roll photographer Mick Rock, who picked these five shots from the day that didn't appear in the magazine. Dazed Digital asked him about the day.
See the whole shoot and joint interview with Debbie and Karen in the December issue of Dazed & Confused, out now.
So, dream job?
Well, it was Debbie Harry and Karen O - two of my all-time favourite rock and rollers, and not only female ones. Dazed asked me if I'd be interested, and I said, 'Interested isn't the bloody word!' It was fun, fun, fun from start to finish. Talk about a privilege and a pleasure – that's a bit of rock and roll history right there. Which makes up for the fact that Dazed doesn't pay anything.
Was it difficult shooting two female icons from such different times?
Well, they got on. You can see it in all the shots – someone cracked out the champers first thing, and they were on their way!
Were you ever worried they might not get on?
Not really, because I know them both and they both have a great sense of humour. They can both get down with the boys, they're both very beautiful and they both like a bit of a chuckle.