From The Archives | Kenneth Cappello

THE COOLEST CAMERA MAN YOU’VE EVER MET— AND HE’D NEVER LET YOU KNOW IT.

From day-in-the-life style shots of his Chihuahua, Ciccolina to Iggy Azalea’s cover for Cosmo, there’s a binding factor that runs throughout Kenneth Cappello’s imagery: a rebellious attitude of spontaneity– one, in fact, that is intrinsic to both art and artist. It follows that he’d become the go-to guy for A-listers in fashion, sports and music. Fueled by skateboarding and punk rock, his career began humbly, with a cheap point-and-shoot when he was just 10 years-old. Captivated by the medium, it would soon lead to hundreds of rolls of film, an exhibition in Tokyo and the critically-acclaimed book, Acid Drop. Interestingly, the signature impulsivity of his photos mirrors that of his life, too– Cappello has toured with The Kills for seven years, been tackled by Mike Tyson in a Vegas Hotel room, and has a fight training ring… in his garage. He’s had the best of the best in front of his lens (think Kanye to Erin Wasson to Jared Leto), but at the end of the day, he’s just a nonchalant dude with a camera and some epic stories. Now that’s cool. Take a look at some of our favorite Cappello portraits below.

Adam Levine

 

Erin Wasson for Music Music Music

Chloë Sevigny for Nylon; Iggy Azalea for Cosmopolitan Magazine

GQ Magazine; Jessica Stam for Dazed & Confused

GQ Magazine; Jessica Stam for Dazed & Confused

 

A$AP Rocky for Exit 

The Kills

The Kills

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