For those of a certain generation (your grandparents), Joshua Tree National Park calls to mind the 1987 U2 album cover by Anton Corbijn. For Millennials, any landscape even remotely sandy with a bit of scrub screams an award-winning TV series about a narcissistic chemistry-teacher-turned-druglord. In the case of the latest issue of S-Magazine, Leica’s flagship publication, featuring Suzanne Diaz on the cover, Joshua Tree might as well be shorthand for Heisenberg himself. Photographed in richly-grained black and white by Francesco Carrozzini, the cover story offers its beautiful star the space and light to positively shine. Sure, there is the obligatory Walter White homage, but it is nothing more than a dalliance to get the blood up for the feature presentation. High on the desert plane, Suzanne Diaz takes uncovers true beauty in a place where the streets have no name…

Credits include: Publication, S-Magazine N°5 Spring 2014; Title, “Frontiers”; Photography, Francesco Carrozzini; Hair, Rob Talty at The Magnet Agency using René Furterer; Makeup, Jo Baker at The Magnet Agency using Giorgio Armani Beauty; Assistance, Max Montgomery; Digitech, Michele Cipriani; Videography, Thomas Moore; Camera, Leica S with Summarit-S 35mm f/2.5 Asph, Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 Asph, Apo Macro Summarit-S 120 f/2.5.