Universal Music called me up and asked me to work with them. At first I said no, because I didn’t really see the commercial goal for the photo, but they said it was a personal request of the singer [Alice Glass]. She got in touch with me herself shortly after, and we talked about the idea behind the record, a protest against dictatorships and authoritarianism. I got a good feeling from that conversation, so I accepted and sold them the rights.
Samuel Aranda (On selling the rights to use his photo for the cover of “III”).