I was wondering whether, when choosing a main artist image, people prefer to choose a picture of the artist in their heyday/at their prime, or alternatively a picture of how the artist is now (if still alive)?
Interesting question. For artists that are still with us, I usually prefer an image reflecting the current state of affairs.
Bob Dylan being the exception.
As opposed to Keith Richards?
i’m trying popolulating the artists pictures (roon does not give many of them…).
the point is that i DON’T like the final result with a smaller/portrait picture (i mainly work on PC, and i mainly look at roon on big screen)… so i have to look for pictures that can go wide. and the limits are quite strong that it’s difficult to find any.
so, at the end, i choose the best one, without a logic.
if i can choose… well, i think that for each artist we have something like an iconic mental picture… that can correspond to a climax in the artist career, or the period when you have discovered him/her/them. people i used to listen 30 years ago will never change face for me…