Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece By Piece” album cover got a lot of heat on the Internet.

The digital collage was shot by photographer Jeremy Cowart, who’s stepped up to defend his art after thousands of comments flooded the web with concern Kelly’s new era is getting shanked no thanks to this fly’s eye view.

Cowart is finally addressing the dire situation, taking to Instagram to express his artistic integrity. He says the cover uses no Photoshop and will look better in person (boo to the 95% who won’t experience that).

“New work for @kellyclarkson for her album cover! 2 things: this effect was all done in camera. No post work whatsoever. Secondly, wait til you see it printed. It will be on shiny, holographic paper and will look 100x cooler.”

Clarkson also defended the cover a few days ago, telling haters to stuff it. Essentially.

I love the cover’s an actual photo that doesn’t rely on retouching or digital manipulation (allegedly). It’s beyond typical for a popstar to slap on a glamor shot to their music because of ~brand recognition~ and call it a day. And if you don’t agree, Kelly Clarkson will tell you to **** it (an honor). Here’s the Deluxe version:


Do you like Kelly’s album cover?