He also photographed the cover of The Cure’s first album, Three Imaginary Boys, which is available to order as a signed limited edition photograph in a choice of sizes.
Martyn recalls the background to the shoot for us: “The still life on the cover of The Cure’s debut album was conceived by Polydor sleeve designer Bill Smith. I had worked with Bill on The Jam’s In the City album and The Cure were another new act the label was about to promote. There was a problem however; the band didn’t want their portraits on the cover. We came up with using common household goods to represent the band members. The record’s title focusing in on “Imaginary” was a help with our final concept. I wanted to use the bright pink background as it would stand out in the point of sale record racks and I happened to have a roll of pink colorama paper in the studio.”