Masterpiece Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

“In my picture you can see that I’m not afraid to fall in love with those who are on my pictures.”

On October 2 was born the famous Annie Leibovitz — the photographer whose works the whole world knows, but to this day not everyone can easily call their author. Over forty years of her artistic career Annie Leibovitz tried herself in various genres of photography: interior photography, landscape, still life, reportage and genre sketches, nudes, and of course portrait work. And it is characteristic portraits that brought her international fame and revealed her talent as a photographer.

Heroes of photographs of Annie Leibovitz are not only famous musicians, actors, models and policies, but also ordinary people of different professions and ages.

Annie Leibovitz.masterpiece-portraits-by-annie-leibovitz-artnaz-com-1Annie Leibovitz was born on October 2, 1949 in the small town of Westport (a suburb of Waterbury, Connecticut, United States), the son of Samuel and Marilyn Leibovitz. Annie Leibovitz’s father – an Air Force officer, her mother – a teacher of modern dance at the Art Institute of San Francisco. Annie Leibovitz originally wanted to become an art teacher, so after graduating from high school she went to college, where her mother worked. In the art of photography she first became interested during a trip to Japan after the second year at college. Upon returning home, Annie Leibovitz immediately signed up for a photography course. In the third year she decides to leave school and went in search of new experiences with archaeological expedition to Israel to excavate the palace of King Solomon. This is where Annie comes up with the idea to dedicate her life to the art of photography. In her own memoirs, one day she was sitting in a room leafing through magazines of “Rolling Stone” — photos of musicians were the starting point of her career.

After returning from Israel to the United States, she managed not only to get acquainted with the ideological inspirer and chief editor of the magazine “Rolling Stone” Gen Wenner, but also to become a freelance photographer for its publication. Talented photographer Annie Leibovitz is appreciated — in a few years she became the main photographer of the most popular magazine in the musical environment. Over the next thirteen years, she has tirelessly pointed the camera lens on the famous musicians, actors and politicians. Many of her pictures later become world famous.

 

Angelina Jolie and son Maddox.

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Today, she is still at the peak of popularity, and each of her new work instantly becomes known in the world. Annie Leibovitz — one of the most successful and talented women photographers of our time.

In this article Artnaz.com collected the most famous works of cult photographer.

 

Natalia Vodianova as the “Alice in Wonderland.”Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver.

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Whoopi Goldberg in a bath of milk.

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

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Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Penelope Cruz and Woody Allen.

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Charlize Theron.

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American skier Lindsey Vonn.

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Katy Perry.

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Uma Thurman.

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Uma Thurman, Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet.

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Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo.

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Michael Jackson.

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Gwen Stefani.

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Natalie Portman.

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