SHEILA - RAG 'N' BONE MAN
"When my skin grows old
When my breath runs cold
I'll be thinking about you
While I reached out for your hand
When the walls were caving in
When I see you on the other side"
Skin, from the album Human by Rag'n'Bone Man
This album cover recreation was the ninth photo in the Care Home Album Covers series, and recreated Rag'n'Bone Man's 2017 debut album Human. Although this may not (yet) be considered an iconic album, Robert wanted to include this album cover with Sheila for a good reason. As part of a bucket list that Robert set-up with residents, named Things to Do in Your Lifetime, Sheila (aged 93 at the time) wanted to go to see Rag'n'Bone Man perform live. Robert arranged for Sheila to have VIP tickets to On Blackheath festival and took her to see Rag'n'Bone Man perform live, and even surprised her by taking her backstage beforehand to meet the singer in person. The original album next to the recreation is actually the signed album that Rag'n'Bone Man presented to Sheila. The most difficult part of this recreation was undoubtedly the copying of Rag'n'Bone Man's collection of tattoos on Sheila's hands and arms. Robert painstakingly copied the tattoos, hand-drawing them on to Sheila's hands and arms, much to Sheila's amusement. Robert picked a jumper from Sheila's wardrobe that vaguely matched that of the singer, and helped Sheila kneel on a chair to mimic the pose. For health and safety reasons, Sheila was actually supported by another staff member, whose arm was then edited out of the photo.