Vanessa Prager and Alex Prager collaborate on the New York Times Magazine cover portrait of Maya Rudolph.
Jake Silverstein, editor in chief: "Maya Rudolph is such a game subject that we wanted to try something a little weird and collaborative. The photographer Alex Prager's sister, Vanessa, a painter, created a portrait of Rudolph that is inspired by a work by the 20th-century American portraitist Alice Neel. It was then cut to allow Rudolph's real face and hand to come through, creating a surreal image that blends fact and fiction, much the way she does as an actress."
Click here to watch a video on how the cover was made: