Famous photographer Max Vadukel, known for his black and white work, spoke with Interview magazine recently, and when asked about some of his best work, he mentions Gwen’s photo shoot with Rolling Stone magazine back in 2005 that he shot. You can see more photos of his from the shoot here in our gallery.
Rolling Stone — STUNDA: Do your relationships with your editors spur fresh ideas?
VADUKUL: I have an excellent relationship with Jodi Peckman at Rolling Stone. She’s a blast, absolutely a person who is forever young. I met her when I did the first album cover for Sting’s Dream of the Blue Turtles in Barbados. Jodi has an incredible feel my photography. She’ll say, “Come on Max, do that thing where you make them do this…!” A good editor can connect with the core signature of your photography and say this is what I really want from you. We’ve been able to get very good results on a few occasions. Gwen Stefani was one. I had her cracking glass bottles. The picture was dynamic. Gritty and grainy. It has to be realâ€”even if it’s a reality I create.