Kanye West took his album cover photo at the last minute with his iPhone
We’ve all done things at the last minute from time to time. Famous rapper Kanye West took it to a new level when choosing an artwork for his latest album Ye. He took the photo himself, with an iPhone: on his way to the album listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Why hire a photographer when you can do it yourself?
West held an outdoor listening party for his latest album in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this Friday. According to a tweet from his wife Kim Kardashian West, Kanye took the album cover image himself while on the way to the party. All musicians I know spend an eternity choosing the ideal artist and cover artwork for their album. But apparently, Kanye had a different approach.
Kanye shot the album cover on his iPhone on the way to the album listening party 😂🔥❤️🔥🙏🏼🔥
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) June 1, 2018
The album cover is a snapshot of a beautiful landscape which obviously inspired Kanye, with handwritten text reading “I hate being Bi-Polar its awesome” [sic]. The famous rapper even launched a “Ye cover generator” that lets you create your own Ye album cover and write whatever you like over his last-minute snapshot.
— Monga (@mongezin29) June 3, 2018
As Ryan Mense of FStoppers notices and I agree, this shift in creativity is a very interesting phenomenon. How many times have you heard the phrase “everyone is a photographer nowadays?” I wouldn’t say this is exactly true, but with iPhones and other fancy camera phones, I guess everyone can feel like a photographer. I believe Kanye felt like one too considering that he decided to use his own snapshot as the album cover.
Now, I’m not a professional and I don’t make money from photography. But I believe that many professionals feel underestimated and annoyed because “everyone is a photographer.” What are your thoughts on this? Does it annoy you that everyone thinks they’re photographers or you’re not bothered at all?
Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.