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Naomi Campbell Shot Her Own Cover Photo in Isolation with an iPhone

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell has graced countless magazine covers, but none quite like the latest issue of Essence. Stuck at home due to COVID-19 social distancing, Campbell did her own cover photoshoot using her iPhone.

Campbell and Essence are both celebrating their 50th birthdays this month, so the May/June cover is for a special anniversary issue.

And while the photoshoots Campbell poses for are generally elaborate productions with a large crew of specialists, this particular shoot forced Campbell to wear many hats — she did her own hair and makeup, she did the styling, and she did the photography.

The result is the first Essence cover and photoshoot to be done entirely on an iPhone.

Campbell Tweeted out a message of hope for the photographers and other media professionals who aren’t able to work during the ongoing lockdown.

“It was a very special honor and unusual experience for me to be able to shoot and style my own cover for Essence’ 50th Anniversary Issue,” Campbell writes. “While it was a sad reminder for me of all the people in media and production who are not able to work due to the coronavirus, it also brought me hope and encouragement to know that our people and our infrastructures are resilient.

“We are rooted in knowledge and creativity and continue to take back full control of our narratives. We will come out of this stronger than ever.”

(via CNN via Fstoppers)


Image credits: Header portrait by Georges Biard and licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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