Z Magazine – A great example of how a masthead can break through into the image below. I also like the coloured border here, meaning that each issue could be different, and be chosen to best go with the image itself.
The broken effect of the image is great and something to expect in a indie/ alternative magazine. This is because it's very different to an image you would expect to see everyday. I would put images like this on the contents page, mostly because there's not a lot of focus on the person, which is what I want for a front cover or a double page spread. There's more focus on the style of the image itself which I think would be better for a contents page.