Rihanna is the second artist announced to cover The FADER‘s 100 issue.
The cover image is of the singer taking a self-portrait. The photo shoot was directed by Renata Raksha in Los Angeles. The images “capture Rihanna in ways that showcase the superstar as she sees herself,” the press release states.
“All photos of Rihanna, at this point in her career, have layers of artifice,” Naomi Zeichner, editor-in-chief of The FADER says. “We wanted to see what would happen if we were able to pull some of that away.”
Drake is the other cover artist for the magazine’s celebration.
“The FADER’s 100th issue reckons with the changes in music and media since The FADER’s launch,” Zeichner continues. “Today there are fewer music magazines than ever, which makes The FADER’s job bigger, and means we are more responsible than ever for contextualizing the work of major artists like Drake and Rihanna. At the same time, there are more ways and more places for artists to tell their own stories than ever before, and this is one example of that. These photos, like the entirety of this issue, reflect on the changing relationship between artists and media.”
View Rihanna’s cover and photos below: