The Art of Sleazy

Peter Christopherson AKA Sleazy, was a musician, video director, commercial artist, designer and photographer. Peter was born in Leeds, and studied computer programming, theatre design and video in the USA. He was one of the original members of the Industrial Records band Throbbing Gristle.

Prior to his musical projects, Christopherson was a commercial artist, designer, and photographer. He was one of the three partners of the album cover design group Hipgnosis, which was responsible for many notable album covers of the 1970s, such as those of Pink Floyd (Wish You Were Here) and Peter Gabriel (first three albums). As a freelance photographer, Christopherson shot the first promotional images of the Sex Pistols in 1976. His photography is stunning, and often described as NSFW, and highly influential.

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