Eric Boman, Country Life
“American Vogue saw rapid changes after grande dame Diana Vreeland’s retirement. Photo editor Alexander Liberman was looking for a new pictorial language of “bad” photography of a casual and, if you will, unprofessional quality. At the time when Roxy Music’s Country Life was released in November 1974, Helmut Newton was about to define this new style in his own iconic way, with highly staged images of females caught in the very act of something. According to Constanze, they just had to look weird and surprised.”
— Tintin Törncrantz, Just Another Colette Blog
Eveline Grünwald and Constanze Karoli — incidentally, Can guitarist Michael Karoli’s lover and cousin, respectfully — in my favourite record cover ever. You’re so surprised.