Photographer Robert Freeman’s cover concept for The Beatles’ 1966 album Revolver (the eventual iconic cover was, of course, designed and drawn by Klaus Voormann). Freeman had been responsible for several previous Beatles album covers: With The Beatles (1963), A Hard Day’s Night (1964), Beatles For Sale (1964), Help! (1965) and Rubber Soul (1965).
Photo: Robert Freeman, courtesy of San Francisco Art Exchange/The Raj Prem Collection - Copyright Apple Corps Ltd.
“When the time came to discuss the album cover, I went back to my early photographic work and proposed making a photomontage with elements of the four Beatles’ faces. I thought this would give their album design a new dimension - but they didn’t go for it.” - Robert Freeman, The Beatles - A Private View (1990)