2016. What a year! The year that so many wanted to see the back of as the New Year was seen in. It will be remembered as the year that we lost so many celebrities. With Brexit, Trump, Toblerone and Leicester City, it was the year of the upset, loss and the underdog. The year of the unexpected.
Twitter user @christhebarker had been so moved by the news of David Bowie's death that he started to create the photomontage.
Barker's remake of the iconic Beatles album cover, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is very poignant because it's producer, George Martin, was one of those who passed away in 2016. The Grammy Award winning album was designed by pop artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, and photographed by Michael Cooper. As well as John, Paul, George and Ringo, the album cover included 57 photographs, cardboard cut outs and 9 waxwork models of famous people.
Photography features a lot in album art. As we move to a world of mp3s, streaming and digital downloads, digital image will need to evolve in order to provide the listener with an opportunity to engage with the album, in the same way that you could flick through an album insert of an LO or CD. I hope to explore this further as part of my course.