Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Reasearch on Photographer

Photographer: Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz is a well known photographer, known for her strong and colourful photos. Her photos are usually of celebrities such as the ones you see below. Her use of light always highlights the romantic side of things, and the celebrity factor is always present. 

She worked for the Rolling Stone magazine and later she worked for Vanity Fair magazine. This photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono was the front cover for the Rolling Stone magazine. When I look at it, it makes me think that Annie Leibovitz was ahead of her time. The photo is very strong and slightly abstract too...

More recently, she made a compiliation of photos called the "Disney Dream Portraits". She used celebrities for the different characters. My favorite is the one of Penelope Cruz as Belle, from Beauty and the Beast. Again, you can see the way Leibovitz uses light to create a romantic magicall (almost too perfect) scene.