The Deep


Doctrin came to me with moody tracks and a love of 80's horror key art. We set out to convey the deep emotion and explosive power of her genre-fluid alternative music.

It was exciting to retouch this image and it take from the mundane to the liminal space her lyrics created. Not wanting to resort to some typeface I found online, I tested different pens, paint brushes, and markers to get the lettering just right. Laying out the formal CD tray and four page booklet was a great spatial challenge.

The best aspect of this project was collaborating with Dolly herself. I love working with artists who know themselves and have a clear vision of what they want to give the world. Dolly's intensity and passion made this a joyful process. Her feedback pushed me to deliver the best product that I was capable.

I dreamed of this kind of project since eight year old Amanda stared at No Doubt's “Tragic Kingdom” and thought, “someone had to make that. Why can't it be me?”

PHOTOGRAPHY  |  Mansoor Anwar


“Let the tide come.
Let the river run.
Babe, I'll swim just fine.
I guess you didn't know
I'm a water sign.”


“You can keep a good girl down.
Baby, I'm bad.
I'll give it to you wild.”


“But loving you is like loving a sin
I've been told.
That loving you is sick,
Loving you is cold.”


“We're cruising, but we're looking for a fight.
Wasted, but we're doing fine.
Into the wild.
Under the moonlight.”


“Keep your secrets underneath
The sins you hide between your sheets.
The truth that you think no one sees.
Wouldn't you just rather be free?”