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Interview Magazine Rolls Out Six September Covers

For its Fall Fashion “Photography” issue, at newsstands starting today, Interview is putting the message across six ways from Sunday.

Each celebrity cover highlights the work of a particular photographer or photographers. Per a preview of the September issue covers at WWD, the Patrick Demarchelier-Keira Knightley one is hard to beat.

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Johnny Depp Graces Cover of Interview

Johnny Depp is Interview’s latest cover star. It’s a nice get for Keith Pollock, the magazine’s relatively new editor-in-chief.

Inside the issue, Iggy Pop poses questions to the 50-year-old actor and we discover that both men enjoyed drinking Boone’s Farm back in the day. Somehow that makes us respect them a bit more.

Interview used Bruce Weber to shoot the cover, which features Depp holding a teddy bear. What are the odds the stuffed animal is Depp’s? We say fairly high.

Keith Pollock Named EIC of Interview

Keith Pollock has been named the new editor-in-chief of Interview. Pollock comes to the magazine from DuJour, where he served as the magazine’s found editor since 2012. Prior to that, Pollock served as editorial director of Elle.com.

At Interview, Pollock will report to Fabien Baron and Karl Templer, the glossy’s editorial director and creative director, respectively.

Pollock told WWD that he hadn’t thought about leaving DuJour, but after conversations with Baron, Templer and others, he “realized it would be a great and fitting opportunity.”

Cover Battle: GQ or Interview

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. Today we have GQ taking on Interview. GQ’s latest cover features Katy Perry and her amazing personality.

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Kim France on Launching Lucky: ‘It was terrifying’

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Kim France has had the unique experience of starting a magazine from scratch. Back in 1999, Conde Nast hired France to launch a magazine about shopping. They called it Lucky.

“It’s a very rare and unusual privilege to get to start a magazine,” France says. “It doesn’t happen every day or even every month or year…It was incredibly thrilling. It was also quite terrifying.”

Check out the video after the jump for more from France, including how she started her new fashion blog, Girls of a Certain Age.

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Jamie McCarthy, Celebrity Photographer: ‘It’s All About Trust’

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Jamie McCarthy has a job that many people (photographers and non-photographers alike) would kill for: He gets to rub elbows with celebrities and take pictures of them. McCarthy’s been in the industry for 17 years, snapping hundreds of celebrities and getting to know them on a personal level, too.

The photographer was mentored by his uncle, the legendary celebrity and nightlife photographer Patrick McMullan. They worked together for eight (somewhat tumultuous) years before McCarthy decided to give his solo career a shot. He now works for both WireImage and Getty Images.

McCarthy recently spoke with FishbowlNY editor Richard Horgan about his favorite clients, surprising reactions to his work, the ubiquitous TMZ and why building trust with celebrities is essential. Here’s an excerpt:

Has the rise of TMZ affected the way you do your job?
Not really. My team of photographers at Getty, we’re kind of like the anti-TMZ. We’re the guys that are pretty much on the inside. So we’re the guys who want to do the nice photos and make them look good, whereas TMZ and those guys I feel like they’re looking more for the dirt on celebrities. My clients hire me because they know they can trust me and I’m not going to give up secrets about them and I make them look good. I want people who see the photos to say, ‘Wow, she looks beautiful’ or ‘He’s great-looking.’ Also, I only shoot at events where people are expecting photographs to be taken. I’ve never tried to shoot people in their personal lives. That’s not my style.

To learn more about McCarthy and his work, read So What Do You Do, Jamie McCarthy, Celebrity Photographer?

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The Fader‘s Andy Cohn: ‘Great content first, figure out where it goes second’

With a bimonthly print publication, podcasts and a robust website and online store, The Fader has succeeded as a brand by allowing each of its outlets to have its own style, says Andy Cohn, president and publisher of Fader Media.

“We saw a lot of other music publications trying to become websites and just becoming very busy and very formulaic,” Cohn told Mediabistro for its latest So What Do You Do? interview. “For us, we let our website be the website and let the magazine play to its own strengths, both from a visual — design, photography — and medium- to longer-form journalism standpoint. The approach that we’ve always taken is great content first, and then figure out how and where it goes second. And we’ve always been willing to let our readership play a role in that, because we’re not going to ever be married to one medium.”

For more, read So What Do You Do, Andy Cohn, President and Publisher of The Fader?

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Vibe’s Jermaine Hall on What It Really Takes to Be EIC

In the same year that music mags Blender and Giant folded, Vibe shuttered, as well. But, luckily for the iconic mag, it was snapped up by a private equity firm, and editor-in-chief Jermaine Hall was brought on to resurrect the pub. And resurrect it, he did.

In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do?, Hall explains how the mag is winning again and gives advice to aspiring EICs.

“A lot of things that come with being editor-in-chief aren’t necessarily drilled down into the day-to-day tasks,” he said. “It’s a lot of schmoozing; it’s a lot of fixing relationships; it’s a lot of bartering; it’s a lot of people skills, I would say. It’s really going out there to be the ambassador of the brand on all levels.”

For more, read So What Do You Do, Jermaine Hall, Editor-in-Chief of Vibe?

Pitchfork Founder on the Loss of Music Magazines

Way back in 1995, Ryan Schreiber was a high school graduate working as a record store clerk. Finding little on the Internet about indie music, he decided to start his own Web page and launched Pitchfork. With no publishing experience, the site eventually became the online authority on indie music, and nowadays a review there can make or break a career.

In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do? series, Schreiber discusses what the success of sites like his means for print music magazines.

“I think if you’re going to be able to do a print publication that works in 2013, it has to really take advantage of that format, and the things that that format offers that are much more difficult to execute on the Web are having really expansive, beautiful layouts for your articles and features and making it feel like a desirable object.”

He continued, “It used to be that when you picked up a music magazine in, like, the 90s there was all this cheap, chintzy content thrown in there and goofy sidebars and just sort of filler, almost. And it’s really just not an option anymore. I feel like if people are willing to make an investment in a music magazine — or in a magazine of any sort, currently — they want something that feels substantial and feels significant. It’s not a joke. It’s a real thing.”

Read the full interview in So What Do You Do, Ryan Schreiber, Founder and CEO of Pitchfork?

Cover Battle: Interview or Rolling Stone

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. Today we have Interview taking on Rolling Stone. Interview went with a fantastic photograph of Lena Dunham, a person who clearly could use more press.

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