Late last week we got to see Britney Spears’ part of the photo shot for Out Magazine “Ladies We Love” April issue, which will get a duel cover. Now, just like the magazine promised, a photo shoot featuring Madonna – who will share the cover with Spears – has been revealed.
But it’s not just any other ordinary Madonna photo shoot, it’s vintage Madonna photo shoot. The photos were taken by then unknown photographer Richard Corman in 1982, before Madonna stroke it rich, in New York City
For starters, it’s very clever of the magazine and gives the cover so much depth that the two pop music legends are strutting a similar sultry pose on the cover, with their fingers in the mouth.
Corman painstakingly captured Madonna’s down-to-earth persona in the photos. The photos are flawless, showcasing the Material Girl’s undeniable beauty. They also tell us that Madonna never played it safe when it comes to fashion. Even back then, the singer had an uncanny fashion sense, torn jeans, frisky hair and chunky jewelry – something has to be said about those Christian cross earrings.
Corman explain to the magazine of the sequence of events that took place during the shoot. According to Corman his mother, Cis Corman, a renowned casting director in New York City was casting The Last Temptation of Christ for Martin Scorsese and told him that they had just tested an charismatic young girl for the part of the Virgin Mary. Since he was looking to photograph interesting figures at the time, he agreed to meet the girl.
That girl turned out to be Madonna. A very young Madonna was living in Alphabet City at the time and suggested they meet at her apartment – take your mind out of the gutter. What followed was this photo shoot, that will only be publicly viewed 29 years later.
“I looked up the staircase, and I saw this girl leaning over the edge of the banister, and even from three stories below I could see these catlike eyes just looking down. I knew at that moment that she had something special”, Corman remembered of their first meeting. “She was so alive and
unpretentious. She was fierce, determined. Nothing was going to stop her”.
Here are some of the photos: