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At 23 Quil Lemons became the youngest photographer to shoot a Vanity Fair cover. His amazing work appeared on the prestigious magazine on the March 2021 issue that just hit newsstands. His muse Billie Eilish congratulated the artist. Scroll down as we reveal how Lemons photos showed the “Bad Guy” singer close up!  

  • Quil Lemons earned national acclaim at age 20 in 2017 with a photo series called “Glitterboy” that highlighted men of color wearing makeup and challenged prejudiced notions of masculinity.  
  • The artist has photographed Spike Lee, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Yasiin Bey, Chloe x Halle, Pamela Anderson, and Young M.A.
  • His work has been featured in Vogue, the New York Times, Variety, Allure, and Highsnobiety. He’s shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and he’s shot for Gucci.
Quill Lemons grabing the latest issue of Vanity Fair.

At 23, Quil Lemons became the youngest photographer to shoot a cover for Vanity Fair magazine. Lemons wanted to portay Billie Eilish in a more sophisticated new look because the singer, who started her music career as young teen, is growing up.

Billie Eilish through the lens of Quil Lemons

“I knew Billie wanted to feel more mature to really fit her age, we’ve known her since she was 13 and now she’s 19. That’s a very different person.”

Billie Eilish revealed this is her favorite shoot!

For his fantastic photo shoot with Eilish he worked with a set designer in a studio in Los Angeles creating four amazing sets, dressing them with mirrors and drapes.

Billie Eilish posing for the photographer on an artistic snap

When Lemons met Eilish they connected instantly. He asked her how does it feel to have won five Grammys and she jokingly replied how does it feel to be shooting the cover of Vanity Fair? The photographer recalls it was a really fun shoot.

Billie Eilish looking glamourous on the cover of Vanity Fair

The day he purchased the issue with Eilish’s photograph on the cover was magical. Quil went to Casa Magazines, one of the oldest magazine stores in New York.

Lemons knew that during the pandemic the shop was struggling to keep their doors open so to celebrate the publication of Billie Eilish's cover he grabbed 20 issues!

Natalie Baldwin

Graphic Designer graduated from University of Southern California. Bookworm. Nature, coffee and books are my best friends.+ info

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