It is the most influential photographer of our times or at least, so named it magazine American Photo in the year 2005. Annie Leibovitz He has managed, in addition, be it best paid photographer in the world and no wonder: has the talent to capture precious snapshots and why not say it? He is born with Star. From that in the 1970s began his career as official photographer of the magazine Rolling Stone (at the time it wasn’t even half of half of what is today), Annie Leibovitz He has not stopped doing what you do best. Today has enshrined as the celebrity photographer: actors, athletes, models, directors, writers and even political… all have posed for it, all influential person wants to leibovitzarse.
Like a Rolling Stone
After taking a degree in fine arts in San Francisco in the early 1970s, Annie Leibovitz postulated to be autonomous in a music magazine that was booming: Rolling Stone, two years later was promoted to Chief photographer and in 1975 went on tour with the Rolling Stone to document his work: according to the photographer, then became a loop of excesses of drugs, sex and rock’n ‘ roll, despite this dark stage, the images of the tour remain today the most legendary band, we meet a young and brash Mick Jagger staring us in bathrobe from the elevator of a hotel or the group giving everything in the middle of a concert.
In 1980, Annie Leibovitz He made one of the most famous photographs of his career: the of John Lennon nude hugging to Yoko Ono in his New York apartment. The most curious thing about this photograph is that it was carried out hours before John Lennon He was murdered, so Annie Leibovitz, without knowing it, I had just come into the history of photography. Rolling Stone published in front page photograph in January 1981.
Its of the vanity fair
In the 1980s Annie Leibovitz decide to leave the Rolling Stone and he started to work for the magazine Vanity Fair, It is at this point when the photographer starts to create an important link with the world of fashion and celebrities. From this period, the photographer starts to collaborate with other magazines related to the world of fashion as Vogue, Esquire o Time Newsweek. Some of his most emblematic works have been the picture of Demi Moore nude and pregnant, the of Whoopi Goldberg in a bath of milk, the photos make the Queen of England or of Angelina Jolie in a bathtub with the bare back where you could see all their tattoos.
Annie Leibovitz It is a great retratrista, it has the power to capture the personality of the characters that photography, according to own photographer: “When I say that I’d like to photograph a certain person, what I actually mean is that I’d like to know it,” this detail permeates throughout his career, introducing a dose of humor and chutzpah captures the essence of the individuals photographed , your personality.
In the world of fashion
Annie Leibovitz It is an off-road photographer: apart from being known for his portraits, has also been photographer of war and of course, work with Vanity Fair y Vogue, among other publications of fashion, they have become reference within this world. He has done numerous covers for both magazines and has put its seal in many numbers that never go unnoticed, one of them is the famous The Hollywood Issue, in which Annie Leibovitz portrays an once a year to Vanity Fair major actresses, or which will come away (remember the photoshoot of the year 2001 showing our Penelope Cruz.
In the photographs of fashion is that Annie Leibovitz pulls out his more creative side, making worlds of dream or fantasy, as example of this would be the famous photoshoot several famous converted into characters of Disney.
Annie Leibovitz He always manages to create an ideal setting for what tries to convey, whether in luxury, squalor or fantasy, the universe Leibovitz often has been attacked by the growing interest by the photoshop especially in recent years, for the artist is a natural evolution of photography that allows you to create a world more like them that they can see in painting or in your imagination.
No one can deny his talent and its weight in the world of fashion, his ability to create private, special, and very personal worlds. Annie Leibovitz is and will be one of the greats of photography.
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