The covers are shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. (source)
Click here to view last year covers featuring The Weeknd, here to view 2015 cover featuring Charlie Hunnam, here to view 2014 cover featuring Colin Kaepernick, here to view 2013 cover featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, here to view 2012 cover featuring Tom Brady. Click the links to view 2011 covers featuring Taylor Lautner, Matthew Terry and Clark Cord. Click here to view 2010 cover with Josh Brolin, and here for 2009 cover with James Franco.