Annie Leibovitz at Work is not the typical coffee table book of a photographer. She provides behind the scenes insights about photo sessions with famous celebrities and politicians including The Blues Brothers, Queen Elizabeth, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Whoopi Goldberg, Kate Moss, George W Bush and Barack Obama.
One of Annie Leibovitz’s most famous photographs was amazingly shot with a Polaroid camera. John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Rolling Stone cover was taken hours before John Lennon’s death.
Makes you realize that a genius photographer is not limited by consumer equipment. That photo showed the spark of divine inspiration. A final gift of love from John to Yoko.
Demi Moore’s nude pregnancy photo is another famous and controversial photograph of our time. In that one photograph, Annie Leibovitz changed the way the world looked at pregnancy.
Another favorite is Arnold Schwarzenegger on a white horse. The photo captures the perfect sculpting of man and beast.
Annie answers her 10 most frequently asked questions. One tidbit that you learn is that she takes less photos during sessions. She intuitively knows when she has enough footage.
Annie Leibovitz at Work is a great read for photographers to learn insights from the mind of one of the greatest photographers of our time.