PHOTO: MIKE RUIZ for SWERV
Your first look at the brilliant cover of SWERV's Spring 2013 issue. The cover editorial was lensed by celebrity and fashion photographer deluxe Mike Ruiz. The "Ballroom Couture" issue features the "legends and icons" of New York City's past, present and future ballroom community—Tracy Africa, Rayceen Pendavis, Leiomy Prodigy, Roxxy Evisu, David Ultima-Xtravaganza and Robbie St. Laurent.
Watch behind-the-scenes video of the making of the cover WHEN YOU JUMP ...
"We do our best to share the stories of the extraordinary people in our community that are often ignored by both Black and mainstream LGBT media," says SWERV Publisher Jamil Fletcher. "Our current issue spotlights the New York City ballroom and it’s influence [on] popular culture. It is such a great honor to bring these stories of the Ballroom icons and legends to our readers."
Perfect "tens" across the board for the feature. Go behind-the-scenes video for the making of the editorial AFTER THE JUMP ...
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