Smashing Magazine has a list of 35 Beautiful Music Album Covers, which is pretty fun to scroll through. I recognize the majority of them and would definitely agree that they’ve picked some striking covers. But one I had never seen and which, for whatever reason, blew me away was Absolution by Muse.
The man responsible is Rupert Truman. I was clicking through his other photos and noticed this one. Recognize it? That’s the first cover listed in the Smashing Magazine set. Turns out he has two (that I noticed) of the covers posted. I’m not sure why they didn’t credit him with either of the shots. Plenty of the other artists are linked to, and it wasn’t too difficult to find. There are some other nice pictures of his at the site, I especially like this one.