Photographer Deborah Samuel and Rush are set to release extremely rare photograph outtakes from the album cover shoot for Moving Pictures. Capturing the now-iconic album cover images for Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Exit…Stage Left, and Signals, Deborah had her hand in some of the finest album artwork.
Never to be made public before, these rare Rush snaps will now be made available in celebration of the seminal Moving Pictures’ 40th anniversary. No alternate versions have ever appeared in magazines, calendars, books, or anywhere online, and have now been made available for the first time ever with the release of the Deborah Samuel Collection.
Contained in this ultra-limited-edition curated collection are three alternate front album covers, three alternate back album covers, and twelve alternate interior album art photographs of both Alex Lifeson, and Geddy Lee, taken from the original Rush Moving Pictures photo shoot.
“I clearly remember the day Deborah set up for this cover, and especially the interior series of the ‘Moving Pictures’ photographs,” said Lifeson. “I was jumping around in the dark with a bright strobe flashing away, which was disorienting to say the least, but the results fit so well with the album concept, and I loved the final photos she produced. I’m thrilled to revisit them and make the covers and these interior photos available in support of Grapes for Humanity.”
In partnership with Definitive Authentic, Grapes for Humanity is supporting the Genius 100 Foundation’s (G100) Gift of Sight Campaign and the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP). All proceeds will provide funds necessary to perform as many sight-restoring surgeries as possible.
Definitive and Grapes are working together with the aim of eradicating preventable and curable blindness in low to middle income countries. If any Rush fans wish to view or purchase a selection from the collection, visit www.movingpictures40.com.
“I’m very thankful to Deborah for generously making these rare photographs available to our fans, the proceeds of which will help bring sight to the sightless,” commented Rush frontman, Lee.