5. Vibe Magazine – 1999
Jennifer Lopez knew she had to really up the ante in terms of getting publicity, and her photo shoot with Vibe magazine shows how far she was willing to go to make her music career successful. Vibe magazine focuses a lot on the music industry, so it was the perfect platform to help her start her music career. At this point in time, Vibe magazine was only 6 years old, so finding an up-and-coming star like Jennifer Lopez to shoot was crucial to Vibe’s success as much as it was to Jennifer Lopez’s career.
The photo shoot was conducted by the well-known photographer Firooz Zahedi. Firooz is a successful photographer of Iranian descent, and he has a very impressive resume. In the past, he’s taken pictures of Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman, and many more. In the photo shoot with Jennifer Lopez, Firooz focused on capturing her sexuality, ballooning it to epic proportions.
In the past, Jennifer Lopez had worn transparent clothing, but always with some form of clothing on underneath to hide her nudity. In the photo shoot with Vibe, her nipples are just barely covered underneath a mesh top. These pictures definitely helped launch her music career.