Out100: Ryan McGinley

11.11.2013

By Out.com Editors

Photographer and Artist

Photography by Danielle Levitt

Ten years ago, McGinley became the youngest artist ever to have a solo show at the Whitney — a record he still holds — and he hasn’t slowed down since. This year’s massive photography exhibition, “Yearbook,” continues the one-time New Jersey skate punk’s tradition of nude portraits, mostly of people he meets at music festivals. He also helped reimagine Katy Perry’s look, allegedly inspired Miley Cyrus’s twerk-rager video for “We Can’t Stop,” and recreated the opening sequence of The Shining for a Mercedes-Benz spot that appeared at Fashion Week.

Photographed in New York City on August 2, 2013

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