Friday, May 13, 2011

Great Album Covers: In Ear Park

Some of the best album covers of course come from existing sources, whether it be public domain pictures from the Civil War, say, or re-contextualized art of some sort. I think the cover for the first Fleet Foxes album was a perfect summation and complement to the music, somehow, and I feel the same about In Ear Park.

Taken from a four picture series by artist/photographer Amelia Bauer, the cover is a close crop of the 4th one shown below. Something about seeing trees in perfect nighttime blackness illuminated by an intense light speaks to me on a subconscious level I can't quite explain. Glance at, say, the 1st one below and you might mistake it for a quick shot of one of the Ents from the Lord of the Rings movies. Glance quickly at the others and you might assume this a photograph someone took of Bigfoot and now you need to look closer to spot him (or her!).

Check out for more amazing art.

No comments: