Torn between the dichotomy of being herself and the persona that had been shaped by the tabloids, the album cover for Cher's 'Prisoner' (1979) found its inception in the development of an original project, titled Mirror Images. The album was to reflect Cher as a rock & roller babe in her personal life, and a glam queen on stage. She was encouraged to produce dance music when her real passion was rock n roll. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀This initial project evolved into the album Prisoner, when the band Toto wrote a song for Cher with the same name, on request. The photoshoot was taken by Harry Landon Jr., one of the top commercial and glamour photographers in the world. His foundation in the field was based on a pin hole camera he made as a Boy Scout and his work is inspired by New York photographers of his time. The costume was designed by Bob Mackie, who helped shape Cher's iconic sense of style over a span of 43 years.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The cover was not well received by certain feminist groups however, who believed it portrayed a degrading image of women. However, the image was never edited or re-issued.