Rihanna's photographer friend Melissa Forde takes fans behind the scenes of some of the singer's most famous photo shoots.
Remember when Rihanna posed topless for Esquire UK? Well, now you can see how that cover came to be -- and more.
The singer's photographer friend, Melissa Forde, has released a new series of behind-the-scenes shots on her personal blog documenting the 25-year-old's journey to superstardom.
Aside from capturing the "Stay" crooner stripping down for her intimate shoot, Forde's new photos also depict Rihanna out on various adventures, including shooting for an outdoor video.
Forde was also the photographer behind Rihanna's big birthday blowout in Hawaii in February.holding hands during a seaside walk along the beach before canoodling at RiRi's fete that night.
Launch the gallery above to get a glimpse into the fabulous life of RiRi -- as documented by her BFF.