Danke Frau Klum

Heidi Klum and Team Rankin graciously extended an 11-hour day of shooting last summer to make time for the October issue of American Way. This week, Heidi shared our cover with her Instagram, Twitter and Facebook followers.

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Photography by Rankin

Watch Your Back(ground)

We don’t always have the opportunity to shoot original celebrity portraits for American Way, but we’re able to create a consistent design language across issues by manipulating the backgrounds of stock images.

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Mark Wahlberg on the cover of American Way’s July 2014 issue; photography by Brian Bowen Smith/Paramount

Emily Blunt on the cover of American Way’s June 2014 issue; photography by Simon Emmett/Trunk Archive

Michael Bloomberg on the contents page of American Way’s December 15, 2013, issue; photography by Rainer Hosch/Trunk Archive

Island Time

Daphne Vermeulen, Chicas Photo Productions and this year’s Road Warriors — Becca, David, Ashley, Malcolm and Tim — enthusiastically rose to the challenge of an ambitious photoshoot. It was a fantastic collaboration.

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Meet the Road Warriors.
Photography by Daphne Vermeulen with assistant Inge Van Altena; Styling by Anouck Goudsmit; Hair & Makeup by Franceen Denbow; Production by Marcia De Goede/Chicas Photo Productions; Wardrobe courtesy DLG; Jewelry & Watches courtesy Freeport Jewelers; Props courtesy Chicas Photo Productions & SBR

Hosted by Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort
Special thanks to Danielle and Joaquin Duenas of Touraçao

Super Good

From left: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and McKenna Maduli

From left: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and McKenna Maduli

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum chat about Jonah’s American Way cover with Access Hollywood guest correspondent McKenna Maduli on the set of 22 Jump Street.

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Watch the clip.
Cover photography by Michael Muller

Fright Night

Three Halloween revelers come upon a scary Victorian mansion, cautiously approach the front door and find themselves in the midst of a fancy masquerade ball. Their horrifying predicament is ultimately mundane and relatable — they're underdressed at a chic party.

I defined the narrative and aviator character and asked Red Nose Studio to develop additional characters and bring it all to life. I’m thrilled with the results.