By: J. Arenas
Her work is known to be “wildly lit, staged and provocative portraits of celebrities.” I personally enjoy her work because I am very fond of fashion and portrait photography. Anything involving people. A lot of her work is featured in (some of my favorite literary sources): “Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker” As well as “ ad campaigns for American Express, the Gap, and the Milk Board.”
I like the way Leibovitz captures her subjects naturally, yet with a special twist. In my personal opinion, most of the celebrities she has photographed have a new character/’alter-ego’ but you can still recognize who the subject is. An example of this is in her photograph of Demi Moore. In my personal opinion, Moore is known to be a sexy celebrity icon (she’s naked in the picture) but at the time she was photographed she was pregnant (natural state – shows she is a reg. person portraying the essence of a ‘soon to be mom’). Moore still looked like the sexy iconic actress that she is known to be, even though she was pregnant.
Despite the some of the negative public remarks made about Leibovitz today (public announcement of financial troubles/lawsuits/other rumors) –I agree that most will always initially know her as “the most famous female portrait photographer in the world” and will remain to be a major influence towards the art of photography.
Here is my personal favorite, "The Bush Cabinet."
(Photos from Google Search/Tumbler)