Who is on the cover of the 30 Seconds to Mars self titled first album?
I know i'm a little late with this question, but I recently got this album and was wondering who is on the cover?
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
This was not the original concept for this album cover. The band was going to use pictures of fighter planes and pilots being shot down in battle. But, after 9/11 the band decided it would not be appropriate to use this concept. It is unclear whether or not the boy concept was among their original choices or added later to replace the original artwork.
Some people thought the boy was one of the band members as a child (a ton of people thought it was Jared). This is not possible for a couple reasons: 1. Anybody who is familiar with the band members, knows this boy does not look a thing like any of them. 2. The boy is wearing a shirt with the band's phoenix logo on it. Seeing as the photo is obviously NOT photo-shopped (you can see other photos from this photo shoot in the 'Edge Of The earth' video http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jvmn_30-seconds... ), there is no possible way for one of the band members to be wearing a shirt with a logo that would not have even been invented yet when they were children!
There were rumors that the boy was homeless and Jared picked him off the street. Many fans, including myself, find this idea highly unlikely, and just that - a rumor not a fact.
- He was one boy model (of several) who was sent by a model agency, this boy being the one the band picked to adorn the album cover.
- He was a fan or the child of a fan.
The facts about credit given on the album:
- 30 Seconds To Mars is credited with the album art concept, direction and iconography
- Shannon Leto is listed as the photographer with additional photography by Ken Schles (some people said Jared took the photos of the boy, but he is not credited individually as a photographer on this album)
- The boy's name is not listed in the credits (he appears to be around 11 in this photo, so he would now be around 21 - this is just my guess at his approximate age)
If you feel the need to know more and are determined to learn his name/who he is, then you might try contacting the following (probably long shots):
The photographer Ken Schles: http://www.kenschles.com/About/contact.html
Virgin Records (own EMI who is 30STM's label): http://www.virginrecords.com/home/aboutus.html
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- Anonymous7 years ago
The kid's name is actually Greg, and he was a child model. He was not a homeless child that Jared found. They selected him to be on their album cover just because his pictures were sent to Ken Schles.Source(s): Greg is a personal friend of mine.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Was searching for an answer on this too