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Annie Leibovitz’s New Fashion Shoot BTS Video

Merino. No Finer Feeling. Alexander Wang X Annie Leibovitz from The Woolmark Company on Vimeo.

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First Look at Annie Leibovitz’s New Disney Dream Project Featuring Taylor Swift

Click picture to go to slideshow link on Huffington Post

Click picture to go to slideshow link on Huffington Post

Source – Huffington Post, Clevver News

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Annie Leibovitz’s New Book “Pilgrimage” Due Out on 8 November 2011

Her new book is OUT!!!!! well, almost.  Annie Leibovitz’s new book, Pilgrimage, is coming to Amazon on 8 November for US$31.50. You can pre-order yours now, link here.

Pilgrimage took Annie Leibovitz to places that she could explore with no agenda. She wasn’t on assignment. She chose the subjects simply because they meant something to her. The first place was Emily Dickinson’s house in Amherst, Massachusetts, which Leibovitz visited with a small digital camera. A few months later, she went with her three young children to Niagara Falls. “That’s when I started making lists,” she says. She added the houses of Virginia Woolf and Charles Darwin in the English countryside and Sigmund

Freud’s final home, in London, but most of the places on the lists were American. The work became more ambitious as Leibovitz discovered that she wanted to photograph objects as well as rooms and landscapes. She began to use more sophisticated cameras and a tripod and to travel with an assistant, but the project remained personal.

Leibovitz went to Concord to photograph the site of Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond. Once she got there, she was drawn into the wider world of the Concord writers. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s home and Orchard House, where Louisa May Alcott and her family lived and worked, became subjects. The Massachusetts studio of the Beaux Arts sculptor Daniel Chester French, who made the seated statue in the Lincoln Memorial, became the touchstone for trips to Gettysburg and to the archives where the glass negatives of Lincoln’s portraits have been saved. Lincoln’s portraitists—principally Alexander Gardner and the photographers in Mathew Brady’s studio—were also the men whose work at the Gettysburg battlefield established the foundation for war photography. At almost exactly the same time, in a remote, primitive studio on the Isle of Wight, Julia Margaret Cameron was developing her own ultimately influential style of portraiture. Leibovitz made two trips to the Isle of Wight and, in an homage to the other photographer on her list, Ansel Adams, she explored the trails above the Yosemite Valley, where Adams worked for fifty years.

The final list of subjects is perhaps a bit eccentric. Georgia O’Keeffe and Eleanor Roosevelt but also Elvis Presley and Annie Oakley, among others. Figurative imagery gives way to the abstractions of Old Faithful and Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty. Pilgrimage was a restorative project for Leibovitz, and the arc of the narrative is her own. “From the beginning, when I was watching my children stand mesmerized over Niagara Falls, it was an exercise in renewal,” she says. “It taught me to see again.”

Source – Amazon

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Annie Leibovitz Kardashian Kollection Photoshoot – Behind the Scenes Video

Image from fashionista.com

 

Okay, we’re not too fond of the TV series Kardashian that much over here, get stuck watching repeats over the weekend on NowTV but the most important thing here, it’s Annie Leibovitz doing her best.  This time Annie is shooting the Kardashian Kollection which was just launched for Sears. The video is short but you can pick up a few nuts and bolts while pausing and rewinding the video, wish there’s more.  Enjoy.

Source – fashionista.com, fashion.elle.com

 

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Annie Leibovitz’s Nike Women “Make Yourself” Campaign Photo Shoot

It’s been a while since we last see Annie Leibovitz in action.  This is the behind-the-scene video (first video) on her latest shoot with Nike Women’s “Make Yourself” campaign back in June and the shots (second video). The seven athletes featured in the shoot are (in the order of the pictures below) –

  1. Allyson Felix – USA Track & Field Star and Olympian
  2. Li Na – Chinese Tennis Professional and Recent Winner of French Open
  3. Maria Sharapova – Russian Tennis Professional and Formerly #1 Female Player in the World
  4. Perri Shakes-Drayton – British Hurdler and Olympian
  5. Sofia Boutella – Algerian-French Choreographer and Former Olympian in Gymnastic
  6. Laura Enever – Australian Surfer and Winner of 2010 Woman’s ASP World Junior Title
  7. Hope Solo – USA Professional Soccer Goalkeeper
  8. Group Pic 1
  9. Group Pic 2

The new ads will debut in the coming August and September issues of Glamour and Seventeen, not sure how much Nike spent on this shoot but my guess is quite hefty.  For more details, check out the article over at Nikeblog.com.

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Source – Nikeblog.com

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