Naomi Campbell shoots her own magazine cover photo with an iPhone

Naomi Campbell shoots her own magazine cover photo with an iPhone
(Image credit: Essence)

Life might have slowed down thanks to coronavirus, but the busy world of fashion media still chugs on – despite the fact that models and photographers can't even be in the same room together. However, Essence magazine and Naomi Campbell came up with an ingenious solution to the COVID-19-induced problem, with Campbell shooting her own cover photo for Essence's front cover using her iPhone.

As a highly experienced model and a fashion icon, it's hardly surprising that Naomi Campbell knows how to take a great photo. However, the news that she captured an entire cover photoshoot by herself using only an iPhone suggests two things. Firstly, phone-shot photos aren't just a flash-in-the-pan gimmick. And secondly, this might only be the first of many similar setups in our new post-coronavirus world.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.