Press Image: John Lydon, Public Image Ltd.

A press shot of punk and new wave legend John Lydon, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, taken in 2012 by Paul Heartfield, a well-known portrait photographer.

Heartfield has also shot such luminaries as the Reverend Ian Paisley, Genesis P. Orridge, Throbbing Gristle, and Prime Minister David Cameron.

This shot was one of several press images taken to accompany the release of This Is PiL, the first Public Image album in 20 years. The former Sex Pistol and singer of Public Image Ltd., who was 55 at the time, is shown against a grimy background with a suggestion of a halo-slash-gun sight that ironically reflects on his elevated status and notoriety.
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