The singer has taken a series of pictures for the sleeve artwork...
Phillips’ second solo album, ‘Mobilize’, is released in the US on August 14.
He has submitted a selection of photos taken in his native Athens, Georgia, earlier this year for the ‘Mobilize’ artwork.
Speaking about the images, Philips said: “Michael Stipe has long spent his off hours with a camera in hand. From the first whispers of ‘Murmur’ to the brilliant new ‘Reveal’, Michael’s unique filmic perspective has played a significant role in shaping the visual world of REM for over two decades.
“Settling in to the casual rhythm of Athens for a weekend, Michael was able to coax a more candid profile out of me than I might have offered the camera in some formal setting. We shot over the course of a few days, in between buckets of rain, and barrels of coffee.”