Quotes from Annie Leibovitz
Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy, your work becom
The camera makes you forget you're the
In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view. The image may not be literally w
Annie Leibovitz was born on October 2nd in 1949. She is an American
Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, on October 2, 1949, Leibovitz is the
third of six children.
When Leibovitz returned to the United States in 1970, she started her
career as staff photographer, working for the just launched ’Rolling
In 1978 Leibovitz became the first woman to photograph Joan
Armatrading for an album. She did the photography for Armatrading's
fifth studio album To the Limit, spending four days at her house capturing
Leibovitz photographed The Rolling Stones in San Francisco in 1971 and
1972, and served as the concert-tour photographer for Rolling Stones
Tour of the Americas '75. Her favourite photo from the tour was a photo
of Mick Jagger in an elevator.
Catherine Elise Blanchet
Factual: This photo is of Catherine Blanchet was
taken in 2004 by Annie Leibovitz.
Context: This is a photo of Catherine Blanchet
riding on a bike. Even though this photo is in
black and white you can still se everything very
clearly and has sharp detail.
Technique: I think that this photo looks like it was taken in an old air field because of
the plane in the background. There is a main focus of the photo, but the background
has a few objects in it too. Catherine is looking straight ahead laughing which makes
us think that she is laughing at the camera.
Aesthetics: I really like this photo because even thought the photo is dark, Catherine
still makes it look happy and gives it life. Catherine is looking towards the camera, so
maybe Annie wanted us to think more into the photo like why is she smiling? The
lighting in this photo is shining onto her so that the reflection of her and her bike are
shadowing behind her.
Factual: Phelps gliding thought the water in
Context: Phelps is gliding through the water
with all the lights shining on him. He is in the
Technique: You can see in the corner that Annie
is taking the photo of Phelps. She is point the
camera straight towards him showing that he is
the main aspect of the picture.
Aesthetics: I like how we can see Annie in the corner of this photo. It shows us that she
is really taking into consideration on what angle she should be stood at. I like how all the
light is on him and he is the centre of attention. This photo has a lot of colour in it, which
makes Phelps face glow more. Because we cant see where he is heading, it makes us
think were about he wants to go.
Image of Brad Pitt
Factual: This photo was taken on the 15th
October 2008 shot by Annie.
Context: This photo is taken of Brad Pitt
laying on a bed. Annie's photos are normally
quite bright but this one however Brad is
wearing darker coloured clothing.
Technique: I think that this photo looks like it was taken in a little flat. Brads clothing
is kind of blending in with the bedding to make the colours fit together more.
Aesthetics: In this photo I really like how the main focus is on Brad, he is the main
aspect of the photo. I like how Annie has made the colours quite dull and not bright
she has made Brads clothing blend in with the bedding and walls around him. It
seems as if the camera is facing down towards Brad making him look like he is
looking towards the light thinking about life.
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
Factual: This photo is of Vanessa Hudgens and
Zac Efron. It’s a recreated scene from the famous
Disney movie ‘sleeping beauty’
Context: Vanessa is laying on a bench while Zac
is laying beside her kissing her on the cheek. This
photo was taking to add to her Disney themed
Technique: I think that this photo was taken outside. They are probably laying on a
bench or the pavement with flowers all around them. I think that this photo was
taken from birds eye view.
Aesthetics: I really like this photo because it makes us think that they are actually in
love. The lighting in the corner of the photo shines through onto their faces to make
the photo look lighter and more colourful. The flowers around them make the photo
look beautiful and as the flowers are the same colour as her dress they blend in
Factual: This photo is of Drew Barrymore
and a lion.
Context: Drew Barrymore is leaning on a
lion looking very relaxed. This photo was
also taking to add to her Disney themed
Technique: I think that this photo was taken in a studio with a back drop behind
her. I think that this photo was taken outside. Drew is looking away from us so that
makes us think about what she is thinking about.
Aesthetics: I really like this photo because Drew looks like she is in a really magical
place. With the flowers and trees in the background and the lion beside her she
looks like she relaxing with nature and enjoying her own company. Her dress
blends in with the background well because the bright colour breaks up the dull
trees behind her.
Factual: This photo is of Anne Hathaway from the Les
Miserable's Promo for Vogue Cover.
Context: In this photo Anne is sitting down with a red
cover covering her body
Technique: I think that this photo was taken in a studio.
Anne is sitting down and there is a plain background
behind her. She is looking straight at the camera so it
looks like she is looking in our eyes.
Aesthetics: I really like this photo because everything in it
is plain and simple. The red cover around Anne, brings
colour to the picture making it look brighter than it actually
is. She is the main focus of the photo and all our attention
is on her.
How has the artist influenced you?
This artist has influenced me a lot because
Annie's photos have shown me what Focal point,
composition, Depth of field and lighting is all
about. Annie's photos have shown me how I can
take better photos and what effects I should put
With photos I now know when I should use flash
and what angle I should take the photo at. By
looking at her photos it has really helped me to
understand how to use a camera properly and
how to look at important aspects of it.