I admit that I love photo stock. Book cover designers do too. Perhaps too much. This lady’s back has inspired a record number of covers.
This group didn’t do anything to alter the photo except to flip it. “Ivy” is about a fictitious Pre-Raphaelite artist and his red-headed model.
Here I can only cringe along with the book publishers.
And finally there are some designs you shouldn’t attempt to recreate. Case in point: “Look Who’s Back” which has won design awards. You can tell exactly who it is at 100 paces. Not one to mess with.