A photo shoot isn't easy during a pandemic — but Lil Nas X and Out magazine managed to get things done.
In early June, the gay artist arrived at a private residence in Los Angeles to pose for the photography used in Out's July/August 2021 cover story. And it took a village to create the beautiful images seen in the issue.
The masked team members included Out's creative director Ben Ward; photographer James White; photo assistants Eric Larsen and Ethan Sharkey; digital tech expert Chad Brooks; stylist Hodo Musa; stylist assistants Nash Koshiro, Anissa Silva, and Gorge Villalpando; grooming expert Stacey Kutz; beauty expert Anthony Nguyen; manicurist Jolene Brodeur; and videographer Anthony Morales.
Watch the making of the magic below.
This cover story is part of Out's 2021 Fashion Issue. The issue is out on newsstands on August 16, 2021. To get your own copy directly, support queer media and subscribe — or download yours for Amazon, Kindle, Nook, or Apple News.