Thursday, April 21, 2011

Anna - Lou "Annie" Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz is an American photographer, born on October 2, 1949. She took her first pictures when she was stationed in the Philippines during the Vietnam war.
In high school she became interested in various artistic endeavors, and began to write and play music. When Leibovitz returned to the united states in 1970, she started her career as staff photographer, working for the just launched Rolling Stone magazine, in 1973 she was named as chief photographer of Rolling Stone. All  photos taken by her reflect a little piece of each subjects personality. Leibovitz is jewish and nonobservant. Asked if being Jewish is important to her, She replied: " I'm not a practicing jew, but I feel very jewish." She had a decade-plus close relationship with noted writer and essayist Susan Sontag.
The Rolling Stones, 1975.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono Taken by Annie Leibovitz in 1980 for Rolling Stone Magazine, Four hours before he was shot apparently. 

Meryl Streep by Annie Leibovitz for Rolling Stone, October 15, 1981.
Sting in the desert, 1985.
 Moore pregnant and nude, 1991.
Cindy Crawford, Brookville, New York,1993.
Susan Sontag, Petra, Jordan, 1994.
Annie Leibovitz: " Call us 'lovers'. I like 'lovers.' You know, 'lovers' sounds romantic. I mean, I want to be perfectly clear. I love Susan." 
"That one was easy to do! Hotel room in New York, I was getting a shoot with him, she was there with us and I told her, What about a pic of you and him together? And she said, Yes. That is the image of passion, they were very, very in love, really."
Johnny Depp & Kate Moss, 1994.
Leonardo Dicaprio & Swan, 1997.
Kate Moss and Puffy photographed by the legendary Annie Leibovitz for Vogue in 1999.
Natalia Vodianova & Karl Lagerfeld, Alice in Wonderland, VOGUE 2003.
Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Ewan McGregor, Matt Damon - "ALPHA LIST", 2003
Julianne Moore, Jennifer Connelly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Aniston, Kirsten Dunst, Diane Lane, Lucy Liu, Hilary Swank, Alison Lohman, Scarlett Johansson, Maggie Gyllenhaal - "SEND IN THE GOWNS", 2004
Uma Thurman, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Claire Danes, Scarlett Johansson, Rosario Dawson, Ziyi Zhang, Kerry Washington, Kate Bosworth, Sienna Miller - "NOT SO DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES", 2005
Angelina Jolie for Vanity Fair, June 2005.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes decided to have Suri meet the world in the pages of Vanity Fair, photographed by Annie Leibovitz, 2006.
Scarlett Johansson, Tom Ford, Keira Knightley - "FORD'S FOUNDATION", 2006
Queen Elizabeth II on occasion of her state visit in United States in 2007.
“Fashion” and lifestyle magazine Vogue put NBA superstar LeBron James on the April 2008 cover with Brazialian supermodel Gisele Bundchen for a peek into the world’s top models and star athletes.
In 2007, Louis Vuitton attempted to highlight the heritage of their luxury brand with a campaign dubbed “The Art Of Travel”. Photographer Annie Leibovitz shot Mikhail Gorbachev for a series of ads that appeared in magazines around the globe. Gorbachev’s ad IS haunting and beautiful, showing the anxious man sitting in the back of his car as it passed a remaining part of the Berlin Wall, an open Louis Vuitton bag beside him.

The legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, and his daughter Sofia join Louis Vuitton's global core values advertising campaign, 2008.

Annie Leibovitz shoots Obama family portrait, 2009.
Cate Blanchett by Annie Leibovitz, US Vogue 2009.
 Daria Werbowy wears a pair of Valentino Garavani by Philip Treacy heels, US Vogue  April 2010.

Johnny Depp by Annie Leibovitz, Vanity Fair January 2011.

Rihanna by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue US April 2011.

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