(photo by David Gahr)
So many album cover photos have been shot in New York City that you could spend days touring around the city trying to match all the photos up with the original location, or you could check out these photos by Bob Egan and save some time.
(cover by Rama)
Bob has spent years tracking down the spots in NYC where bands like Ramones, Simon & Garfunkel, Herman's Hermits and Steely Dan shot their cover photo, and he posts all his finds, including maps and detailed notes, on his website PopSpots.
(cover photo by Raeanne Rubinstein)
Bob is a real estate agent who takes his hobby very seriously, so in addition to all that info he shares on PopShots he takes the time to perfectly match up the superimposed album cover up with a photo of the original location.
That way you can really see what photographers like David Gahr, Raeanne Rubinstein and Bill Silano saw in the location they chose for those iconic covers.
(photo by Bill Silano)