Weekend pop art: You’re never too old to recreate an iconic album cover

(image via Instagram (c) Robert Speker)

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The photography project – recreating Classic Album covers, with the Residents and Carers has raised awareness globally but with no funds for the home which was my original intention. Elderly people will remain in lockdown for a long time, and I want to make their time as happy and full of enjoyment and interest as possible. (synopsis via Laughing Squid)

What a wonderful idea!

Robert Speker, who is the activities coordinator at Sydmar Lodge Care in London, had a quite a job on his hands when COVID-19 restrictions locked down the retirement home – how to keep residents engaged when the outside world was no longer allowed in?

The solution? Recreate classic album covers including Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen, 21 by Adele, Queen II by Queen, London Calling by The Clash and 1989 by Taylor Swift and let the residents have some doing it.

The results are a testament to the fact that our love of individual expression never goes away, with each person allow considerable latitude in how they interpreted their album cover, their ingenuity and imaginative creativity rewarded by placing their name on the revamped frontage.

To keep the project going, you can donate to the project’s GoFundMe page.

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