Pink Floyd : Cuerpos pintados de modelos desnudas con sus carátulas


This classic picture commissioned by EMI in 1997, to cleverly advertise the release of the “back” catalogue of Pink Floyd was taken at a private indoor pool in Putney  by photographer Tony May.  The still unknown nude models had the cover art of six Pink Floyd albums painted onto their backs by artist Phyllis Cohen.

Pink Floyd Back Catalogue Body Paint Poster

The Pink Floyd album covers featured on the models were of course created by renown English graphic artist Storm Thorgerson.  In case you don’t know what albums the graphics were taken from, we broke it down for you below.  From left to right… 

Atom Heart Mother (1970)

Pink Floyd Back Catalogue Poster Body Paint Atom Heart Mother

Relics (compilation – 1971)

Pink Floyd Back Catalogue Body Paint Models Relics

Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)

Pink Floyd Back Catalogue Dark Side Of The Moon Body Paint Model

 Wish You Were Here (1975)

Pink Floyd Back Catalogue Wish You Were Here Body Paint

 The Wall (1979)

Pink Floyd Back Catalogue Poster The Wall Body Paint Model

 Animals (1977)

Pink Floyd Back Catalogue Animals Body Paint Models

Here is an alternate shot with the models positioned differently and the “Relics” girl  missing from the photo..

Pink Floyd Back Catalogue Girls Body Paint Photo Alternative

Here’s an excerpt from ’Mind over Matter: the Images of Pink Floyd‘, by Storm Thorgerson. Sanctuary Publishing

In talking about the photo Thorgerson said,

“It came about when we were commissioned to advertise the back catalogue of Pink Floyd in 1996. There’s an incredible sense of humour in the Floyd camp, and they decided that the back catalogue should be literally, the catalogue on the backs.”  ”So they commissioned me to photograph it, for a promotional poster.”

He continued,

“It was difficult to know how to use the album cover images again. You can’t distort them too much, or they become unrecognisable.  The “backs” idea seemed to be a nice way to re-present the images in a slightly different context, but still relatively clearly.  It took us forever to paint the girls: they had to be still for five or six hours while their backs were painted by the very expert Phyllis Cohen.”

Finally Thorgerson added,

“The covers were originally going to be painted on the backs of boys and girls, but that presented us with a problem, because each back is representing an album cover, and album covers are all the same size and shape. We needed uniformity, and girls and boys’ backs are obviously quite different. We had to choose one or the other, and we chose girls – probably because we’re boys. It is a questionable thing on a PC level, and the photo has received some critical observations – most particularly by my partner. But most women I’ve shown it to don’t mind it. I just think that girls backs are more elegant than men’s backs, and I was going for elegance and

shape here.”

Pink Floyd : La historia detrás “Wish You Were Here” (trailer)

     Syd Barret : Wish he was here ……….

Otro post sobre Syd Barrett en este blog

Syd Barret : Un día como hoy se apagó el diamante loco .

Recrean carátulas de Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, R Stones, V U con calcetines #Art

Pearl Jam – Pearl Jam ( Album)

Pearl Jam Avocado Album Socks Album Art

Pink Floyd – Dark Side of The Moon

Pink Floyd Dark Side of The Moon Socks Album Cover

The Rolling Stones – Voodoo Lounge

The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Sock Album Cover

The Strokes – Is This It

The Strokes Is This It Socks Album Cover

The Velvet Underground & Nico

The Velvet Underground & Nico Sock Album Cover



Muy buenos discos y buenas pilas de este artista que utilizó medias para recrear estos clásicos ……


Pink Floyd were filmed in concert a number of times in the early 1970’s, and as such footage goes, this was not the best performance nor the most dramatically shot. The show filmed at and broadcast by KQED public television in San Francisco in April 1970, for instance, had more compelling performances, and the more familiar scenes shot for the Live at Pompeii movie were certainly filmed with more cinematic flair. But if you’re a serious Pink Floyd fan and want even more, this is certainly a satisfactory, professionally made fivesong, 50minute concert film of an August 8, 1970 performance at the Saint Tropez Music Festival, originally done for broadcast on the French TV program Pop 2.

The image and sound quality are good (though not great) on live versions of several of their oftperformed pieces of the period, including “Atom Heart Mother,” “The Embryo,” “Green Is the Colour,” “Careful with That Axe, Eugene,” and “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun.” Also included is a montage of Pink Floyd photos, soundtracked by a recording of “Cymbaline” done at the soundcheck. As a “bonus feature,” the DVD also contains seven blackandwhite promotional clips done for Belgian television in February 1968. They’re not nearly as interesting as that concert sequence, however, as they’re fairly typical, if just slightly arty, pop promo films of the time, showing the band goofily romping around and miming to the studio versions of the early Pink Floyd songs “Astronomy Domine,” “Corporal Clegg,” “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,” “Paintbox,” “See Emily Play,” “The Scarecrow,” and “Apples and Oranges.” Three of these songs (“See Emily Play,” “The Scarecrow,” and “Apples and Oranges”) actually featured Syd Barrett on lead vocals on those studio versions, and it’s a little disconcerting to see other members of the band mouthing the lyrics, Barrett having left Pink Floyd just weeks before the clips were made.

The setlist :

Atom Heart Mother
The Embryo
Green is the Colour
Careful with that Axe, Eugene
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun