The Smiths studio albums and their source photographs
The Smiths (1984) - Joe Dallesandro, cropped from a still from the 1968 film ‘Flesh’, directed by Paul Morrissey and produced by Andy Warhol.
Meat is Murder (1985) - A Photograph of Marine Corporal Michael Wynn, taken in 1967 during the Vietnam War. The original writing on the helmet read “Make war not love”.
The Queen is Dead (1986) - Alain Delon, cropped from a still from the 1964 film ‘L’Insoumis’ directed by Alain Cavalier.
Strangeways, Here We Come (1987) - A cropped photograph of Richard Davalos’ face taken from a photograph of himself and James Dean on the set of the 1955 film ‘East of Eden’ directed by Elia Kazan.