The FADER’s 2014 Photo Issue hits newsstands on May 13th, and while you can pre-order a copy here, we've also made its three big features, including our cover stories on FKA Twigs and Ratking, available now. Senior editor Emilie Friedlander spends three days with FKA Twigs in London, peaking behind the curtain of the pop singer's meticulously crafted, shape-shifting image, colorfully captured by Charlie Engman in a flower-laden, photo collage. Back home in New York, writer T. Cole Rachel and photographer Harry Gould Harvey IV remind us all the things we love about this city by following noise-rap trio Ratking around some of their favorite haunts in Manhattan and Brooklyn, while photographer Matthew Monteith and journalist Max Rivlin-Nadler capture four different, post-Bloomberg New York City neighborhoods in the midst of transition, be it through gentrification or neglect. As executive editor Jessica Robertson explains in her editor's letter, it's an issue about change, which is why you should probably also read Deidre Dyer's GEN F profile on Caroline Polachek, whose new solo project, Ramona Lisa, sees the Chairlift member exploring a new side of herself.
FADER 91 Photo Issue features
FKA Twigs: Power Play
Ratking: Here is New York
Photo Essay: Lost and Gained in NYC
Check out hi-res versions of this issue’s FKA Twigs and Ratking covers below.