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RESPECT. Magazine Issue #1 Covers


This will be an instant collectors item. What a simple, and yet ingenious, concept for a magazine.

As any professional photographer, photo editor, graphic designer or writer can attest, a lot of great images and words never make it past the edit rounds of a magazine. There’s just not enough room for everything. Even with the seemingly limitless possibilities and content populating the World Wide Web, there remain scores of visionary moments, enlightening tales and grin-worthy anecdotes that never reach you, the consumer. It’s the way things are.

But it doesn’t have to be the way things will be. Respect is about bringing you what would otherwise be left on the cutting room floor, boxed up in a studio or collecting digital dust on a hard drive. Why? Because we believe beauty is worth seeing.

With this inaugural issue, we bring you rare frames from nine photographers whose work has helped shape not only your visions of hip-hop’s icons, but hip-hop’s view of itself. And, even with this, we’ve had to leave out moving and engaging stories, pristine and iconic shots. There are photographers whose work couldn’t make this issue, just as there are those whom we’ve recently lost— namely Shawn Mortensen, whose most enduring image may very well be the definitive snapshot of Tupac Shakur, in a straitjacket; and the great Irving Penn, who, while not a hip-hop photographer, undoubtedly inspired every lensman in this issue.

Respect due to the big homie exo.

Spotted @ TheR Double

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18 Responses to “RESPECT. Magazine Issue #1 Covers”

  1. Land Says:

    Rece Steele > Somaya Reece

  2. White and on Nahright Says:


  3. Skrong Taper: The Line-Up Prince Says:

    Hov lookin’ mad demonic in that pic.

  4. Body Bag Says:

    Tupac>>>>>>>>>>>> Jay-z and it wasn’t even close it was by a land slide

  5. The Shot Clock aka I'm a Nahmerican Says:

    Ben Watts is an ill photog.

    this might be dope, if its a quarterly or soemthing.

  6. Land Says:

    LOL @ ManningFace …

  7. rex hussla Says:

    *daps new mags for coming out while most are folding*

  8. baby jesus Says:

    woodface >

  9. baby jesus Says:

    curly (n)>>>

  10. baby jesus Says:


  11. baby jesus Says:

    bisd >>>

  12. The Shot Clock aka I'm a Nahmerican Says:

    *daps new mags for coming out while most are folding*


    but this makes sense. because the mags that are thriving either have excellent articles or excellent images….this mag will live and die by what they write.

  13. CassavaLeaf Says:

    Tupac >

  14. cm photography Says:

    Love that shot of tupac, hope to check out this issue at the bookstore

  15. YBE Says:

    # The Shot Clock aka I’m a Nahmerican Says:
    November 9th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Ben Watts is an ill photog.

    this might be dope, if its a quarterly or soemthing.

    ^^^^ stop listening to hip-hop… NOW

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  18. Soled Out Says:

    Craig Wetherbee is on THAT SHIT!! check his work

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