Long-time Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson provided the album artwork. He is famously known for always recreating his cover shots in real life. He never employs trick photography, cropping or editing, and certainly no photoshopping. What you see on the cover has actually been created just like that and then photographed. For this particular cover, he used two large sculptures of metal heads, each the height of a double-decker bus. The sculptures were devised by Keith Breeden and constructed by John Robertson. These were erected in a field near Ely (a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England), with Ely Cathedral being visible on the horizon. The sculptures were positioned together and photographed in profile, and can be seen as two faces talking to each other. They could also add up to a single, larger, third face. Thorgerson referred to this as the “third absent face” and it was a reference to Syd Barrett, the estranged founding member of the band.