This idea came from Peter Christopherson, the third core member of
Hipgnosis whose own sexuality seemed to informed this thoughtful photograph.
“The image seemed to encapsulate the frontier sensibility
favoured by the band a sense of new horizons and starting afresh, an inherent
feeling of adventure blending with the vulnerability of the youths bare torso
and the slightly phallic nature of the sharpened stick. Kept in black and white
it became more allegorical, subtly sensual and elegiac.” Storm