Ahead of his upcoming album Mr Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar has revealed its cover art which was shot by photographer Renell Medrano.
The new project is Kendrick’s fifth studio album and comes five years after the release of his 2017 album DAMN.
Now fans of the musician are curious to know more about the photographer behind Kendrick Lamar’s new album art. Let’s get to know Renell Medrano a bit better…
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Kendrick Lamar reveals intimate cover for Mr Morale & The Big Steppers album
Taking to social media on Wednesday (11 May), Kendrick Lamar revealed the cover art for his upcoming fifth studio album, Mr Morale & The Big Steppers.
The new album is set to drop tomorrow (Friday, 13 May) and comes five years after his fourth studio album, DAMN.
Mr Morale & The Big Steppers’ cover art shows an intimate portrait of Lamar and his fiancée Whitney Alford and their family.
While sharing the cover on his Instagram, the musician credited the cover to have been shot by photographer Renell Medrano, with some fans now curious to know more about her.
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Get to know photographer Renell Medrano
Medrano’s love of photography began young, as she told i-D magazine in 2019 that she started taking photos at the age of 14 on family trips.
Her undergraduate thesis project at the New York design school titled Untitled Youth won her a The New York Times Lens Blog award in 2014.
Medrano’s photography work has since been featured across the pages and covers of prestigious publications such as Vogue, Allure and Wonderland.
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Medrano has worked with other big names in music
Away from Kendrick Lamar’s Mr Morale & The Big Steppers album art, Renell Medrano has worked with many notable names in the world of music.