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Annie Leibovitz left Rolling Stone in 1983 and began working for the entertainment magazine Vanity Fair. With a wider array of subjects, Leibovitz’s photographs for Vanity Fair ranged from presidents to literary icons to teen heartthrobs. To date, a number of Vanity Fair covers have featured Leibovitz’s stunning – and often controversial – portraits of celebrities.

Another photographer with inspiring artwork: Annie Leibovitz. While with Rolling Stone, Leibovitz developed her trademark technique, which involved the use of bold primary colors and surprising poses. Wenner has credited her with making many Rolling Stone covers collector’s items, most notably an issue that featured a nude John Lennon curled around his fully clothed wife, Yoko Ono. Taken on December 8, 1980, Leibovitz’s photo of the former Beatle was shot just hours before his death.

The Art of Annie Leibovitz


The work of Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz

I love to spend time in the woods near my home in upstate New York. They never fail to evoke an emotional response in me. The lines of the horizon, the gentle curve of the trees. I feel a responsibility to my backyard, I want it to be taken care of and protected.

Annie Leibovitz


Leibovitz has been designated a Living Legend by the Library of Congress and is the recipient of many other honors, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center of Photography, the Centenary Medal of the Royal Photographic Society in London, and the Wexner Prize.

Important shots
  1. John Lennon and Yoko Ono for the Jan. 22, 1981 Rolling Stone cover, shot the day of Lennon’s death.
  2. Linda Ronstadt in a red slip, on her bed, reaching for a glass of water in a 1976 cover story for Rolling Stone magazine.
  3. Demi Moore has been the subject of two highly publicized Vanity Fair covers taken by Leibovitz
  4. Demi Moore featuring Moore pregnant and nude, and Demi’s Birthday Suit (Aug 1992), showing Moore nude with a suit painted on her body.

The Art

Annie Leibovitz

Catherine Deneuve & Kate Moss for Vanity Fair by Annie Leibovitz

Fleetwood Mac for a 1977 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood are shown lying together, as are Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham at the opposite end of the bed. John McVie is shown reading Playboy magazine.
Whoopi Goldberg lying in a bathtub full of milk, shot from above.
Christo, fully wrapped so the viewer must take the artist’s word that Christo is actually under the wrapping.
David Cassidy on the Rolling Stone cover depicting him naked from his head to his waist.
Dolly Parton vamping for the camera while Arnold Schwarzenegger flexes his biceps behind her.
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, as The Blues Brothers, with their faces painted blue.
Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson, both nude, with a fully clothed Tom Ford, for the cover of Vanity Fair’s March 2006 Hollywood Issue.

Jude Law by annie leibovitz

Knut with American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, a 2007 Vanity Fair cover.
Queen Elizabeth II on occasion of her state visit in United States in 2007.
Jackie and Joan Collins in a limo, Los Angeles 1987.
Sting in the desert, covered in mud to blend in with the scenery.
Closeup portrait of Pete Townshend framed by his bleeding hand dripping real blood down the side of his face.
“Fire” portrait and caption “Patti Smith Catches Fire”.
Cyndi Lauper, She’s So Unusual and True Colors album covers
Bruce Springsteen, Born in the U.S.A. album cover.
Gisele Bündchen and LeBron James on the April 2008 cover of Vogue America.

Drew Blyth Barrymore by annie leibovitz

Michael Jackson twice for the cover of the Vanity Fair magazine, including other additional photographs of him which were not featured on the cover of the magazine.
Bill Gates for the cover of Gates’ book “The Road Ahead”.
Family of Barack Obama in the White House.
Johnny Depp and Kate Moss at the Royalton Hotel, New York in 1994. A nude Moss laying on a bed while fully clothed Depp is lying between her legs, covering her abdomen.
Lance Armstrong riding his Trek Madone bicycle in the buff in the rain. It was shown in Vanity Fair’s 1999 December issue.

drew barrymore photo by annie leibovitz

Again I couldn’t retrieve a web adress or any similar site directly connected to Annie Leibovitz, only this gallery, had the same problem (?) with the previous post about the photographer Michel Comte. Strange fact, that some of the biggest and wellknown photographers have no own website or claimed their name. Just perform a search about Annie Leibovitz on Google, you’ll find a gazillion of her photographs (copyrighted?) but no own website.

Why they don’t have a internet presence?

Photography is the art, science & practice of creating durable images by recording light. Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure.


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