Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More from Annie Leibovitz



This also just in - a sneak preview of January's Vanity Fair cover featuring Tina Fey shot by Annie Leibovitz!

5 comments:

RAYMOND said...

The thing about Annie Leibovitz that sets her apart from other "commercial photographers" is that she has set the bar higher in terms of aesthetic considerations in a commercial photograph; she, like every other "real" artist, has come across a signature look. 9 times out of 10 I can tell an Annie L. photo just by looking at it and not the caption. A DIFFICULT feat considering the amount of commercial shoots done every day. Fashion/commercial photogs have traditionally had an inferiority complex because what they do is not considered "real art." Even Richard Avedon had the same feeling. But Annie L need not worry. History will judge her well. She is the true chronicaler of our age and 100 years from now, when people want to know about our era, I am quite sure it will be via an Annie Leibovitz photo. Rock on, Annie!
Raymond A.

RAYMOND said...

Annie Leibovitz has done what most real artists do: create a signature look and take their genre (hers being celebrity portraiture) to another level. Annie's artistic lineage goes back to George Hurrell then takes a side journey through Avedon and Newman. In 100 years, when historians want to know more about the zeitgeist of late 20th and early 21st century America, I am sure they will study Annie's photos. Like her antecedents her voice is of the power and the glory...our most ardent desires.
Raymond A.

...love Maegan said...

So great!

Syarlilady (shar-lee-lay-dee) said...

I just finished reading the book 'How to Lose Friends and Alianate people' by Toby Young in which he chronicled his years working with Vanity Fair (Now, every time I see Vanity Fair, I think of that book). Yes, Annie Leibovitz has created a genre for herself.

Aparna said...

Great news.