April 22 Music Issue Will Offer Youthful Take On Four Iconic Albums
PITTSBURGH, PA â€” For the first time in its history, Pittsburgh City Paper will feature four different front covers on one issue.
To illustrate its annual music issue, the cover features four original photographs paying homage to four iconic album covers. Four different photographers and 10 different child models ranging in age from 3-years-old to 14-years-old were used to illustrate the issueâ€™s main feature on the importance of Rock Camps for kids.
â€œWe wanted to find a way to illustrate the story that would be fun and engaging,â€ said City Paper Editor Charlie Deitch. â€œSo our idea was to take these images that everyone recognizes and use these great kids to put an imaginative twist on them.â€
â€œOnce we paired our models up with these four extremely talented and creative photographers we knew it would be pretty special.â€
Staff Photographer Heather Mull and freelance photographers John Colombo, Renee Rosensteel and Sarah Wilson set out to make inspired replicas of Kissâ€™ â€œDynasty,â€ Michael Jacksonâ€™s â€œBad,â€ The Beatlesâ€™ â€œAbbey Roadâ€ and Patti Smithâ€™s â€œHorses,â€ respectively. The original plan called for all four photos to be used in the issue with one selected for the cover.
â€œThe covers turned out even better than we expected,â€ said Music Editor Margaret Welsh. â€œChoosing one became very difficult.â€
Art Director Lisa Cunningham says she â€œwas close to tearsâ€ trying to choose between the four photos. â€œOur photographers and models worked so hard on this project,â€ Cunningham said. â€œThey all four deserved the cover and Iâ€™m glad we were able to make that happen.â€
The issue is available at distribution locations across the Pittsburgh region. Additional online-only content is available at www.pghcitypaper.com, including an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of all four photo shoots.
Pittsburgh City Paper is the city’s award-winning arts, entertainment and news weekly, and delivers 65,000 papers every Wednesday throughout Western Pennsylvania.