Melanie Acevedo photographs Rufus Wainwright for Hamptons magazine cover story

Melanie Acevedo shot Rufus Wainwright in Montauk, Long Island, for the July 4 cover of Hamptons magazine. Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts did the interview with the award-winning singer-songwriter, which you can read online at hamptons-magazine.com. . . .  

Mick Fleetwood as photographed by Matthias Clamer and Annabel Mehran

It’s always interesting to see how different photographers shoot the same person. Below, a group of portraits of musician Mick Fleetwood from a 2012 Playboy magazine shoot by Matthias Clamer, and a set of portraits by Annabel Mehran shot the year before that for Purple magazine. . . .  

Jeff Lipsky takes you behind the scenes of his country-music shoots in “Nashville Stories” at the Annenberg

. Celebrity photographer Jeff Lipsky has worked with everyone from Kerry Washington and Shakira to Zac Efron, but along the way he has also become a favorite of the country-music industry. Jeff has photographed just about all of country’s biggest stars: Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Rimes, Kenny […]

Tobias Hutzler shoots album cover for synth-pop band Magic Man

Sony commissioned Tobias Hutzler to shoot the cover for Boston-based synth-pop band Magic Man‘s new album, Before the Waves—which comes out July 8 but is officially available for preorder on Monday. Tobias also shot publicity images and directed a music video for the first single. More on that as soon as it’s ready for prime […]

Indie band And the Kids photographed by Guzman

When their son, Oskar Peacock, directed a music video for And the Kids, Guzman—a.k.a. Connie Hansen and Russell Peacock—became intrigued with the colorful East Coast indie band. “We thought they would be amazing to photograph,” says Connie, “so we contacted ATK and arranged to photograph them when they were in town performing.” Below, some of […]

From the archives: St. Vincent by Annabel Mehran

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PBS to air Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ award-winning documentary “Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart” next week

. PBS has announced plans to broadcast Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart on November 7, as part of its American Masters series, USA Today reports. The 1998 documentary on the pioneering artist, who died on Sunday, was directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, who was a close friend of Reed’s. The film went on to win […]

A$AP Rocky by Matthias Clamer

Matthias Clamer recently photographed hip-hop’s rising star A$AP Rocky in Newark, backstage after a show… . . .

Matthias Clamer on photographing chart-topping electronic duo Daft Punk for Q magazine exclusive cover story

Daft Punk, whose album Random Access Memories debuted in May at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, are a pair of French electronic musicians immediately identifiable by their shiny, face-obscuring helmets. Matthias Clamer photographed them for Q magazine’s exclusive interview with the duo, and his portraits—set on “the beach”—brilliantly capture Daft Punk’s sensibility: futuristic […]

The Guardian’s Picture of the Day: Aretha Franklin in 1969 by Walter Iooss

Today is Aretha Frankin‘s birthday, and to mark the occasion, The Guardian chose this photo of the Queen of Soul—taken by Walter Iooss in 1969—as the Picture of the Day. Happy birthday, Aretha! . . .

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