From the movie Napoleon Dynamite: “Okay, turn you head on more of a slant, now, make a fist. Slowly ease it up underneath your chin. This is looking really good. Now, just imagine you’re weightless, in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by tiny little seahorses.”
[takes the picture]

Ok, I guess this is the technique used when taking “glamour shots” to be used on album covers. Proof:

abdel majid abdalla ahlam
diana haddad
najwa george wassouf ragheb

I also managed to find an album cover with Kathem Il Saher knitting(?).
kathem

On a better note, Amr Diab has an old Andy Warhol style album. Yeah, the implementation is horrible, but at least he hired a designer who took an art history course.