After 15 years without a hit album, Johnny Cash made a comeback in 1994 with American Recordings. Andy photographed the cover in Australia, where Johnny Cash was touring with Kris Kristofferson. The initial idea was to shoot him on railway tracks – which didn’t quite produce the desired results. At the same time, ominous clouds were forming in the sky. Johnny Cash wore a long black cloak and held on to his guitar case. Andy asked him to stand in the adjacent wheat field. The legend goes that, as Johnny Cash was getting ready, the two dogs – one white with black markings, the other black with white markings – appeared from nowhere and and positioned themselves on each side of him. He said in an interview with the New York Post that the dogs were symbolic of sin and redemption.