Pink Floyd, The Meaning of Life (Desert Swimmer), 1975
© Pink Floyd Music, Art by Hipgnosis

Pink Floyd, The Meaning of Life (Desert Swimmer), 1975

By Storm Thorgerson
About the image
This surreal image of a man swimming in the desert encapsulates many of the thematic elements of Storm Thorgerson's larger body of work.

Image Courtesy of Pink Floyd. Photography by Hipgnosis. 

"I’m trying to think: What binds my work together? And that is most defiantly obsessive thinking. Neat ideas. I always come back to the similar objects. I am obsessed with beds and that has little to do with sex, it has more likely something to do with sleeping. And I am obsessed with water. And the human body, male and female alike. And animals. And wide open landscapes of course, the opposite to caves and tunnels." - Storm Thorgerson 

Lambda Release Notes:
In 2008, Storm and SFAE celebrated Pink Floyd's 40th anniversary with an exhibition of signed photographs of images that he had created for the band over the years both as a founding member of the design collective Hipgnosis, and as an independent designer with StormStudios. These photographs were produced as signed, open editions and were only briefly available for sale as they were intended only for the anniversary celebration. Very few of any of these images were produced. 

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