Director • Producer • Editor • Animator

Summary When Harry Styles released the album cover to Fine Line, fans began dissecting every detail. But any music lover might recognize something about its cover too. The distorted circular image might remind hip-hop fans of 1990s music videos, or psychedelic rock fans of an iconic Jimi Hendrix album cover.

The photograph was taken with a fish-eye lens, a novel piece of gear that has excited photographers for over half a century. The story of how that lens was developed in the first place might be just as interesting as all the ways it has infiltrated pop culture since.


Story Editor
Bridgett Henwood

Associate Producer
Marie Cascione

Additional Animation
Joey Sendaydiego

What got me hooked? Spending way too many hours digging through the bowels of the internet just find every example of a fish-eye lens album cover. I think I got close.