Mert Alas's images of Madonna and Rocco (and a bunch of skinheads) are trickling out, now that the magazine is close to dropping. Alas shot Madonna and child on the fly, leading to what look like very unstyled (though certainly Photoshopped) images.
In her interview with the magazine, Madonna tells Murray Healy:
I was already famous before social media, so for me fame isn’t the burden. Fame is the manifestation or the by-product of my work, and that was two decades before social media. Now to me the burden is people are more focused on fame than actually doing the work or being an artist. Now it’s easy to become famous. What isn’t easy is to develop and grow as an artist without being distracted or consumed with fame.
She also states she is not a pop act:
I consider myself an artist. And it’s an artist’s responsibility to be revolutionary in our work. It’s our responsibility, our duty and our privilege.
The photos are apparently part of a 70-page portfolio by Alas shot in Berlin, L.A. and London.