Ukrainian fashion photographer and director Sasha Samsonova has shot U.S. fashion icon Kylie Jenner for the cover of another icon, Playboy magazine.

“No words, just so much love,” Samsonova wrote in her Instagram post.

Jenner, who grew to success as a media personality for the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reality television show and became the world’s youngest billionaire in March, posed for “The Pleasure Issue” cover of fall 2019.

On the cover, she poses while drenched in sweat, wearing red lingerie and a Playboy bunny necklace. Her head isn’t featured, as the picture captures her from neck to thighs.

“She knows how to capture the gaze of hundreds of millions, but only a select few—those she allows to get close—know her from a different perspective,” the introduction to Jenner’s interview for Playboy reads.


The issue will hit bookstores on Sept. 17. It is now available to buy on Playboy’s official website.

“(It) is an issue dedicated to pleasure,” the description on Playboy’s website reads. “It is a celebration of the things that bring us joy: sex, art, food, music, spiritual connection, travel, cannabis and community.”


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In the interview, Jenner said that she has never thought she would pose for Playboy.

“But I love the new covers. I love what Playboy is doing right now creatively,” Jenner said in the interview.

However, it’s no surprise that for her first photoshoot for the erotic publication, Jenner picked Samsonova to be behind the camera.

The Ukrainian photographer did a number of photo sessions for both Jenner and her sister Kendall before. She shot a look book for the sisters’ spring 2017 clothing collection.


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Apart from the photo featured on the cover, Samsonova made a number of other shots of Jenner. On some of them, she poses alongside her husband, U.S. rapper Travis Scott.


Scott as well served as the creative director of the cover and interviewed his spouse for the issue.


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Samsonova was born in Uzhgorod, a city of 115,000 located about 800 kilometers west of Kyiv. She worked in fashion photography in the capital of Ukraine before moving to Los Angeles, California, where she continues pursuing a career in photography, as well as directs music videos for celebrities.

Samsonova previously directed music videos for DJ Cassidy, and U.S. singers Pink, Gallant, NIIA and Tinashe.

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