The Best Photos in W Magazine in 2018\nTesting the limits of great photography, especially fashion photography—and then throwing those limits aside to create something totally different—has always been a core part of W's DNA. Once again, this year we enlisted and then enabled the most talented collaborators we know—and in 2018, that meant having filmmakers like Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig, and Luca Guadagnino (all directors with distinctive visual style) direct fashion images featuring Janelle Monae, Florence Welch, and the models Rianne van Rompaey and Adwoa Aboah, respectively. Or it involved the always wondrous Tim Walker and his favorite muse, Tilda Swinton, recreating another fantasy world, this one based on the life of Swinton's legendarily eccentric cousin Lady Edith Sitwell. Or, in the great tradition of this magazine, it was pairing visual artists together with the talent who can truly channel their imagination: Like the fascinating, strange sensibility of the Norwegian artist Torbjørn Rødland with the model couple Hailey Clauson or Julian Herrera, or, yes, the perfect coupling of the painter Mickalene Thomas with the artist of 2018, Cardi B. Here, the best photography in W in 2018.\nJanelle Monáe photographed by Collier Schorr with direction by Jordan Peele for W Magazine, Volume Two 2018.\nTye Sheridan photographed by Ethan James Green for W Magazine, Volume Three 2018.\nTilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, Volume Seven 2018.\nAllison Janney photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine's Best Performances Portfolio, Volume I 2018.\nRowan Blanchard photographed by Campbell Addy for W Magazine, February 2018.\nCardi B photographed by Mickalene Thomas for W Magazine Volume 7, 2018.\nFlorence Welch photographed by Tina Barney with direction by Greta Gerwig for W Magazine Volume Two 2018.\nAdriana Lima photographed by Charlotte Wales for W Magazine Volume Five 2018.\nEdie Campbell photographed by Theo Sion for W Magazine Volume Three, 2018.\nStephanie Seymour photographed by Maripol for W Magazine Volume Five, 2018.\nHailey Clauson and Julian Herrera photographed by Torbjørn Rødland for W Magazine, Volume Seven 2018.\nKarlie Kloss photographed by Theo Sion for W Magazine, July 2nd 2018.\nGigi Hadid photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, Volume Eight 2018.\nCate Blanchett photographed by Alex Prager for W Magazine, Volume 5 2018.\nAlisha Boe photographed by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson for W Magazine,\nVittoria Ceretti photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, Volume I 2018.\nAdesuwa Aighewi photographed by Hans Neumann for W magazine, August 2018.\nTiffany Haddish photographed by Ethan James Green for W Magazine, Volume Three 2018.