April 29, 2015

Gallery worthy album covers

The Guardian compiled a list of "the cover portraits that deserve to hang in a gallery", including this one of Elvis Costello's debut album, This Year’s Model:

Elvis turns the camera back on the world, and really doesn’t like what he sees – a faultless image. Photographer Chris Grabin has said: “Alongside a powerful stereo I kept a large record collection at my Camden Studio, and artists would choose music they enjoyed or were interested in for their sessions. Just as we were about to start shooting, Elvis asked me if I had Hotel California by the Eagles, and could I play it. I was puzzled by his choice – until he told me that he loathed the record, but wanted to look really pissed off and angry in the shots!”

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