Blind Faith Album Cover, London, 1969
© Bob Seidemann

Blind Faith Album Cover, London, 1969

By Bob Seidemann
About the image
Being a friend and former flatmate of Eric Clapton, Bob Seidemann was asked to create the cover for his latest project's upcoming album. Bob decided to represent the vast technological changes (the Moon Landing being chief among them) occurring at the time, and the sense of awe and wonder they inspired. The young girl was meant to represent the innocence of humanity. He titled the image "Blind Faith"  and it was from this that the band derived their name.

The model used for the shoot was actually the younger sister of a 14 year old girl Seidemann approached on the London Underground. He met with her parents to discuss the concept and got their permission, but ultimately decided the older girl would be too "cheesecake" and that was not the intended message. 

Polydor Records balked at using the image on the cover, but Clapton insisted and it was released as intended in the UK. US Record executives however nixed the cover in favor of a band portrait, also shot by Seidemann. The album was subsequently banned in some countries, making the record sleeve a sought-after collectible.

This album cover ranked at #7 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Album Covers (1991)
It was also GRAMMY© NOMINATED in 1970 for Best Recording Package

Collector's Notes:
In 2014, one of Seidemann's signed limited edition C-print photographs sold at Sotheby's for $17,500 (including buyer's premium). 

A very small quantity of signed photographs were left in Bob Seidemann's personal archive when he passed away in 2017. Please contact us to request pricing and availability.

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Blind Faith Album Cover, London, 1969
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