Steven Lippman shoots Mötley Crüe destroying a hotel room for Q magazine

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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… . . .

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 […]

Russ O’Connell, picture director of British music magazine Q, on Matthias Clamer’s portraits of the Darkness, Wayne Coyne, and the XX

Matthias Clamer has been shooting for Q magazine for a number of years. “He is my go-to guy in New York for stunning high-level portraiture,” says Russ O’Connell, Q’s picture director. “One of the great things about working with him is that I can quite happily leave him to his own interpretation of the brief. […]

A rainy, neon-lit night in the East Village: Matthias Clamer on photographing British superstar singer Ellie Goulding

One of the biggest singers in Britain at the moment is Ellie Goulding, who at the young age of 25 has already won over both critics (she topped the BBC’s “Sound of 2010” poll and the same year nabbed the Critics’ Choice Award at the Brit Awards) and the Royals: Goulding sang her hit cover […]

New work: John Mayer and Matthias Clamer flee the paparazzi

. Matthias recently photographed John Mayer—singer, guitarist, champion dater of famous women—in Mayer’s downtown New York neighborhood (that would be Nolita) for the British music mag Q. But for a while there, it felt like they had entered Runner’s World. “We were chased around by paparazzi,” reports Matthias. “No spot was safe for even 10 […]