Playing with Cover Art Photography

This post is an answer to the Weekly Photo Challenge on Cover Art.

“For this week’s Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. Would the image inspire us to take a peek through the pages, listen to the music, or buy a ticket to the show? Would it strike a chord with viewers, making them reflect on or revisit memories of places, people, and experiences?”

Here are my shenanigans. What do you think?

Book cover
Photo taken in July 2005, while visiting Rajasthan in India. I talked to this person with the help of a translator; despite the primitive way she lived, she dreamed of a better life. Used PicMonkey for edition. copyright ©2014 Lucile de All Rights Reserved
Photo taken with an Iphone 5. This could be the cover of a brochure for the Slow Food movement. Used PicMonkey for edition. copyright ©2014 Lucile de All Rights Reserved
Photo taken with an iphone from a garage door in Amsterdam. It inspired me to use it as a quick guidebook for tourists. Used PicMonkey for edition. copyright ©2014 Lucile de All Rights Reserved
Thinking Fast and Slow
Same photo now used to make an alternative cover for the book of Daniel Kahneman, which cover I found very dull. Used PicMonkey for edition. copyright ©2014 Lucile de All Rights Reserved





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28 thoughts on “Playing with Cover Art Photography

  1. Love the pic of the girl! and the clever cover for the dull econ book. Although a know a guy who would think that is the most exciting book in the entire world! Enjoyed your pics.


  2. Nice pic. Rajasthan is known for the highest level of hospitality of its people. Yes they are ambitious too. I came across a guide in Jaisalmer who never went to school but could speak French like a pro!


  3. no question about it, your images are great! the rajasthan image really evokes the climate there, but i’ve only visited that area a couple of times. who knew a snail was both edible and educational 😉


  4. When I first saw these this morning, I was on my iPhone, and I was torn between the snail covers and the Dutch tile-look (I’d love to see the whole garage door!). But now, on my laptop, I might prefer the Indian photo for a book cover: you did lovely things with PicMonkey, too.

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  5. Great shots ! Enjoyed all of them and the wording and font written on them…
    I’ve got to check out PicMonkey!


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