Michael Muller’s photographs of musician Morrissey

Michael Muller recently photographed Morrissey, vocalist for seminal Eighties band the Smiths and for many years now a solo artist, for his record label. Below, one of the new portraits—which was published in The New York Times Magazine last month—and some of Michael’s previous photographs of Morrissey. To see more of Michael’s portraits of musicians—including […]

Steven Lippman photographs Ozzy Osbourne for Q magazine

Preeminent British music magazine Q recently commissioned Steven Lippman to photograph Ozzy Osbourne, “rock’s premier madman.” Here’s a look at the portraits, which appear in the July issue… . . .

Portfolio: Kid Cudi by Michael Muller

Michael Muller photographed Kid Cudi for the new issue of Flaunt magazine, which offers a vivid, thoughtful profile of the rapper. Here’s an excerpt from the story, available in its entirety at flaunt.com, and some of the fabulous images—including many outtakes—that Michael produced in their photo session… . . For the uninitiated, there is nothing […]

A little bit country: recent portraits by Jeff Lipsky

It’s not just Hollywood that turns to Jeff Lipsky for his fresh, optimistic portraiture—Nashville has also embraced him. Below, a selection of his recent portraits of country music’s boldfaced names… . . .

Art Streiber on photographing music legend Rod Stewart for Billboard magazine

. In its latest issue, Billboard profiles Rod Stewart, who has a new album coming out today. Below, Art Streiber talks about photographing the forever-young rock star for the story in Beverly Hills… . “Rod Stewart is an iconic rock-and-roller.  He is also a gracious host and a wonderfully participatory subject. We photographed Rod at his […]

Stunning new photographs of Janelle Monae by Kwaku Alston

Kwaku Alston recently produced a stunning set of new portraits of Janelle Monae for Essence‘s April issue, marking the second time he’s shot the uniquely stylish musical artist for the magazine (see their previous collaboration here). “The first Monae shoot (under creative direction of Deborah Boardley) for Essence focused on her as a musician, using her […]

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! . . .

Michael Muller photographs Thom Yorke in London for Filter cover story

. Filter magazine recently commissioned Michael Muller to photograph Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke for their March cover story on Yorke’s new project, Atoms for Peace, who are releasing their debut album, Amok. Michael flew to London to photograph Yorke and artist Stanley Donwood, the man behind Radiohead’s visual style (he created the artwork for The […]