'Lust' is a relentlessly brutal novel about marital rape. In an attempt to convey the explicit sexual violence within the pages, much of which takes place in the bathroom, I played around with some props (a slab of raw meat, feathers, underwear, broken necklace) and snapped away with my camera. The final image was selected as a strong representation of abuse, the feathers connoting the female in the confines of such a relationship as a trapped bird.
Penguin's best-selling novel of all time turned out to be my most simple yet effective design and actually originates from a small junk shop find. The eye expresses the air of tension and underlying fear which runs throughout the story.