Photographer Elias Wessel offers a first look at the upcoming Vixen Magazine with his kaleidoscopic cover shoot that features an abundant amount of gems, sequins and greenery. Aided by stylist Storm Pedersen and art director Sophy Holland, Wessel creates a story of grandiose surrealism starring cover girl Lydia Hearst. Although Elias Wessel is a fashion photographer, his shots are more like works of art. Like any great photographer, he is masterful in his use of light, color, and movement. Wessel was born and raised in Germany, and moved to New York in 2005 to make it as a photographer. Since then, he's been busy working in the fashion and advertising industries, as well as taking celebrity portraits.