In Photos: The Pop Stars of the 80s

Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Welcome to the Pleasuredome LP session

‘Holly Johnson, Paul Rutherford, Mark O’Toole, Brian Nash, Peter Gill within a jungle of desires, from a concept by Paul Morley at ZTT. For two weeks I sourced the many props, and built the set in camera. On the day of the shoot, 1 August 1984, the band were more than a little surprised to find a jungle had been built for them. After being wrapped in deluxe attire, they slipped into the set as if it had been made for them. This was the most complete set I had yet built – the first of many’

 

John Lydon

‘John Lydon, hands on hips, head tilted to one side, gives a penetrating stare into the camera. A sparkle of amusement is showing. The dark background pushes him forwards. The clash of colors and the off-centered framing add an edginess. The over-sized, crumpled suit adds softness’

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