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6 Photoshoots That Went The Extra Mile with Crack Magazine

By May 20, 2019Editorial

A guest post from May publisher of the Month, Crack Magazine.

Over 100 issues of Crack Magazine, we’ve been massively fortunate to work with photographers and visual artists who work hard to push the boundaries of what a music magazine can look like. Here are seven photo shoots which serve as perfect examples of creatives going the extra mile to create something unforgettable.

slowthai, Issue 97

Across one (long) day in slowthai’s hometown of Northampton, Joshua Gordon, and stylist Daniel Pacitti create a blockbuster set of images of UK rap’s new prince.

Yukimi Nagano, Issue 48

With creative direction and styling from Charlotte James and stunning photography from Tom Andrew, Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano looks incredible in this spread from Issue 48. In particular, the surreal shot of Yukimi taken in the mirror’s reflection is one of our all-time favourites.

Rico Nasty, Issue 94

Massive shout to Michelle Helena Janssen, one of our art directors and also one of the best photographers we’ve ever had on our pages. Out of her work for us so far, this Rico Nasty story stands out. Paying homage to titans of rap from years gone by with styling from Rhiannon Barry and art direction from Ade Udoma, it’s an instant classic.

SOPHIE, Issue 88

Shot in the sunny hills of Los Angeles, Renata Raksha’s breathtaking portraits of SOPHIE on the eve of her debut album release perfectly capture the magical place she is in as an artist.

The Divine Queer Secrets of Berlin’s Post-Drag Sisterhood, Issue 88

Berlin photographer Vitali Gelwich has delivered a few of our iconic images over the years. One which always stands out is this explosive celebration of Berlin’s inimitable drag scene. Martini Cherry Furter on fire is one of our most visually arresting moments yet. Special mention to Vitali’s other blockbuster shoots – covers with Arca and Helena Hauff, both of which took our magazine to bold new heights.

Grimes, Issue 99

Grimes, sword in hand, riding a dragon into war with gorgeous pink skies behind her. There’s little more we can say. Props to the entire production team on this shoot; the stylists, makeup artists, set designers and 3D artists who brought Charlotte Rutherford’s futuristic vision to life.

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