The Police – Original Stewart Copeland Photo Shot For “Synchronicity” Album Cover

An original photograph of Stewart Copeland by famed photographer Duane Michals, shot for potential use on the cover of The Police’s album Synchronicity. 

We acquired this from legendary record executive Jeff Ayeroff, who at the time of Synchroncity’s release was the Vice President of Creative Services for the Police’s label, A&M Records.  Ayeroff writes in the accompanying letter of authenticity:

This letter is to authenticate an original photograph of The Police by Duane Michaels, shot during the photo sessions for the album cover of their 1983 album Synchronicity.  This outtake photograph was not used on the album cover or for publicity.  I was the art director for the album and hired Duane Michaels to photograph the band.

The photograph shows Copeland among brass instruments and the top hat he is pictured with on the front cover of Synchronicity (album cover for reference only and not included.)

Duane Michals is an acclaimed fine art photographer who has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Museum of Art and the International Center for Photograph, and has been honored by the National Arts Club and Royal Photography Society.

8″ x 10″, in mint condition.   With Jeff Ayeroff’s letter of authenticity and Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee, signed by Jeff Gold, who succeeded Jeff Ayeroff as A&M’s Creative Services VP.


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