Anatomy of a Kerrang! covershoot


Empty studio set
You take a room at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney and set up a makeshift studio.


You photograph Faith No More minus Mike Patton holding a big jar of water.

Mike Patton
You shoot Mike Patton.

Faith No More
Digital wizard Steve Horsfall decapitates Mike Patton and places his head in a jar.

Faith No More Kerrang! cover
Kerrang’s Art Editor Steve Beech realises his dream and lays it all out for the cover of Kerrang!.

And voila! It exists.


    • I think it’s just the shadow from the jar of water. Then darkened even more for the white text overlay.

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