Wander into the majestic work of Annie Leibovitz
These days a budding photographer can only dream of landing a highly coveted gig with Rolling Stone magazine. But this esteemed publication was the starting ground for much-celebrated American portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz.
She captured John Lennon and Yoko Ono entwined in a partially clothed embrace hours before he was killed. She photographed controversial portraits of Queen Elizabeth II in 2007, and a naked, pregnant Demi Moore for the cover of Vanity Fair – pushing the boundaries of ‘acceptable’ photography.
Allowing photographic enthusiasts to delve into the inner workings of this brilliant eye, Annie Leibovitz At Work reveals the stories behind her famous images as well as technical descriptions of how her images came to be. Commencing with her coverage of Presdient Nixon’s resignation in 1974, about 90 images are examined in detail, spanning transitions from film to digital photography.
This inspirational publication will leave amateur photographers, and professional instagrammers, reaching for their camera of choice to perfect the art of an emotionally loaded portrait. Available at Avid Reader, West End.
Image via GQ.