Annie Leibovitz

 

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Born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1949, Annie Leibovitz attended the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied painting and developed her gift in photography. Her career began in 1970 when she started working for the Rolling Stone magazine, eventually becoming the chief photographer.

Annie Leibovitz is most known for her portrait photography and editorial work, most recently for a multitude of Vanity Fair issues since the 80s, yet her work crosses over to fashion. However, her career began as a staff photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine, which she eventually became chief photographer for. She went on tour with The Rolling Stones in 1975, work for Vanity Fair in 1980, and launch Numérous exhibitions, beautiful coffeetable books, and collaborations since.

anne-leibovitz-joko-ono-y-johnJohn Lennon and Yoko Ono by Annie Leibovitz for Rolling Stone, 1980

Many of her images have a huge place in our culture today, including the December 8, 1980 image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. While working at the magazine, Annie Leibovitz made a fateful photograph of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, which expressed their loving relationship. Taken 5 hours before his death, it was the last professional photograph of John Lennon. After Rolling Stone, Annie Leibovitz worked for Vanity Fair and Vogue magazines.

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If you ever wondered who captures the genius of the finest people in the world – take a look at the work of the legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. John Lennon, Demi Moore, Johnny Depp, Adele, Michelle Obama, Jane Goodall, Lupita Nyong’o, the Kardashians, Barack Obama, are just a few of the many names that have been immortalized by her photo camera. Remember Whoopie Goldberg in a bath full of milk, Miley Cyrus and her controversial topless Vanity Fair cover and Queen Elizabeth II for her official Virginia state visit picture? Through the lens of Annie Leibovitz, we see our favourite celebrities in a new light.

michael-jackson-by-annie-leibovitzMichael Jackson by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, December 1989

You have to see it to believe it. The work of Annie Leibovitz is fascinating, imaginative and controversial; it portrays the famous like you’ve never seen them before. Annie Leibovitz doesn’t just take snapshots of superstars; she creates timeless portraits and works of art that pay tribute to each outstanding individual. The greatness of her work is in capturing the essence of personality.

VFDemi Moore bu Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, August 1991

Whether it’s the signature dance moves of Michael Jackson, or the environmental activist work of Leonardo di Caprio, Annie Leibowitz knows the unique angle from which to present any star. She admits that she never liked the word ‘celebrity’.

I’ve always been more interested in what they do than who they are. I hope my  photographs reflect that.

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And they do. She has photographed some of the most exciting faces on the planet. Hollywood’s crème of the crop actors and Oscar winners, political leaders and history makers, supermodels and rock stars, Annie Leibovitz has seen it all, and her photographs are the records of these stories.

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Annie Leibovitz for Dunhill

…..Andrew Cooper by Annie Leibovitz for Dunhill ICON, May 2015

During her career, Annie Leibovitz photographed numerous celebrities, participated in advertising campaigns, and worked with arts organizations, while also exhibiting her photographs in the world’s most prestigious museums and galleries. She has received numerous awards including the Infinity Award in Applied Photography from the International Center of Photography and was recognized as a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. Annie Leibovitz is also a mother of three children and has written several books about her life and career.

channing-tatum-vanity-fair-august-2015-by-annie-leibovitz-03Channing Tatum by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, August 2015

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Known for a new style of lighting, bold colours and provocative poses, the work of Annie Leibovitz is breathtaking, thought-provoking and, at times, shocking. These masterpiece photographs tell stories, which redefine the meaning of celebrity. Stars are more than who they appear to be, they are groundbreaking, original achievers that have made a difference.

Giorgio Armani by Giorgio Armani

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The maestro of clothing himself, Mr. Giorgio Armani is releasing a self-titled book with Rizzoli (Click photo to enlarge).

Italian fashion designer, Giorgio Armani’s autobiography was unveiled on the eve of his eponymous fashion house’s 40th-anniversary after his Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 runway show. Published by Rizzoli New York, covers the designer’s personal life, house’s history, the creative process behind the designer’s collections and his impact on women’s fashion and red-carpet glamour.

Giorgio Armani was born in 1934 in Piacenza, Italy. The ravages of World War II marred his childhood, where the young Armani lived in fear of being bombed. He describes how he felt robbed of his youth, never having the carefree upbringing of so many other children. His father worked at the Fascist headquarters, and Armani notes that his father’s required fascist uniform inspired him, along with the black and white movies that were his escape.

Sergio Galeotti and Giorgio Armani, 1978

Sergio Galeotti and Giorgio Armani, 1978 (Click photo to enlarge).

Chronicling his life from war-stricken beginnings to the building of his clothing empire that soon became known and revered the world round, you can immerse yourself in Armani’s world.

Giorgio Armani promises to delve into the usually guarded private life of its author. Beyond juicy tidbits previously unknown to the public, the book also takes a look at the slow but steady rise of the Armani Empire. Highlights are discussed from his first real brush with fashion working at a department store in Milan to the founding of his own label and the creative process behind each Armani collection.

Also included written text by Armani and more than 100 images images by renowned photographers including Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, and  Annie Leibovitz, meant to reflect each moment in Armani’s life. A type of narrative exists, allowing you to experience the world through Armani’s eyes.

Giorgio Armani book Rizzoli

This beautiful book retails at $150, as well as a $350 for the deluxe edition that includes a signed and numbered print. Giorgio Armani is available to purchase now.

by Jean Amr

Channing Tatum in Vanity Fair August 2015

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With the release of Magic Mike XXL this week is like a holiday for Channing Tatum fans. And it’s about to get even sweeter. On wednesday, Vanity Fair released the cover for its August issue, starring none other than Channing and his alluring eyes. The snaps were shot by star photographer Annie Leibovitz, so fans are practically guaranteed the pictures inside the magazine will be just as hot.

When Channing wasn’t striking sexy poses or giving us a fun dance lesson, he chatted up contributing editor Rich Cohen about how thongs make him feel and his thoughts about his earlier work. Read on for some of his best quotes and a video of the wet shoot, then quench your thirst with Channing sexiest pictures.

PHOTOGRAPHER: ANNIE LEIBOVITZ
CELEB: CHANNING TATUM
STYLING: JESSICA DIEHL
GROOMING: JAMIE TAYLOR

 

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