I was at the grocery store a couple of days ago and happened to notice the February 1, 2010, cover of TIME, apropos our recent discussions of TIME covers. Seems like a return to classic form to me. Photojournalist Callie Shell is credited right on the cover, which won't be a regular thing. I contacted Callie, who demurred when I asked her how much she was paid—which I respect; none o' my business. But it's original photojournalism, by a TIME contract photographer (and an eloquent, evocative photograph, too, I think. And you know how much I love black-and-white). TIME's current Director of Photography, Kira Pollack, only began in that position a few months ago, in October, 2009. Kira has agreed to do an interview with TOP, if she can find the...er, well, the time.