Sleeveface (Anthology Style!)

by Anh-Minh on December 11, 2012

Carl Morris describes the phenomenon that he and fellow Welsh DJ John Rostron started as “an unintended part of our milieu.” During gigs, he would strike poses that playfully incorporated record sleeves. Carl posted the image to a music forum, and then began sifting through his record collection to create more. After coining the term “Sleeveface,” he and John launched a site of the same name.

Sleeveface is described thusly: “One or more persons obscuring or augmenting any part of their body or bodies with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion.” Recently, the Anthology staff rummaged through some records and rounded up friends to take these Sleeveface-esque photos. We highly recommend trying this yourself! Carl notes that he has a fondness for Barbra Streisand LPs because they’re “versatile and easy to find. She democratizes the practice. This can be about rare records, but it really doesn’t have to be. I want everyone to participate.”

And there’s more from our Sleeveface-inspired shoot! We’ll be sharing additional photos later this week.

{ All photographs by Thayer Allyson Gowdy }

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mary @ B&Gjournals December 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm

that first one is crazy spot-on…

Tony December 13, 2012 at 1:26 am

This is awesome! For those of you who don’t have a huge LP collection (or for when it’s not at your fingertips) this 99 cent iPhone app is pretty fun! Choose album artwork, rotate, resize and move it to line it up just right and then snap a photo! Fun…and addicting! Find it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sleevefacer/id471522760?mt=8

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