Rihanna by Deana Lawson.
COURTESY GARAGE MAGAZINE
For Garage magazine’s 15th issue, Rihanna takes the cover, photographed by Deana Lawson, whose appearance in the 2017 Whitney Biennial helped propel her to widespread popularity.
This is Lawson’s first fashion-magazine cover, and she shows the pop star in a vibrant floral top and black briefs, with some intricate fingernails to boot.
The cover comes shortly after a cover for the December 2017/January 2018 of Vogue Paris by Juergen Teller generated controversy since it seemed to borrow heavily from the work of Mickalene Thomas.
“Every imagemaker who picked up a camera for Issue 15 is a woman, and those women took us to Nigeria, Sweden, California, Tokyo, and Harlem, among other locations,” said Mark Guiducci, GARAGE Magazine Editor in Chief. “Rihanna is perhaps our most human of pop idols—unguarded, miraculously vital, perfect in her imperfections—making her the consummate subject for Deana.”
The new issue of Garage, titled “The Human Future,” also features an interview between Lawson and Arthur Jafa. Over on Garage‘s website, stylist Carlos Nazario discusses working on the shoot.
This article was written by cool news network.