Welcome to the Photographers' Issue.
It's fitting that one of the early loves of British export Craig McDean was music. The photographer, who currently lives in New York with his wife, the shoe designer Tabitha Simmons, and their children, grew up frequenting clubs and shooting local bands in Manchester in the '80s.
Creative and former romantic partners Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott met in Hastings, England, in the mid-’90s and began working and living together almost instantly.
Growing up in Providence, Rhode Island, Steven Klein wanted to become a painter, and while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, he became enamored with the work of English painter Francis Bacon.
Peter Lindbergh is a German photographer born in 1944 in what is now Poland. He lives in Paris, New York, and the Provencal town of many a van Gogh sunflower,