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    Jon Burgerman/Kirsten Becken: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Jon Burgerman and Kirsten Becken pay homage to The Beatles' LSD-inspired hit

Posted by Rob Alderson,

There was a time when drug references had to be smuggled into lyrics lest the moral sensibilities of the squares were piqued. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds represents the apogee of this knowing subterfuge but how times have changed, bottoming out with Afroman’s Because I Got High. But forget Afroman for a moment (if you can) and check out this awesome collaboration between artist Jon Burgerman and photographer Kirsten Becken, named after The Beatles’ surrealist hymn to the powers of mind-altering hallucinogenics. Colour and composition combine with real aplomb to produce a series that keeps on giving.

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.