Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz~ Little Darling.

To create mood. To be fearless. To be a woman.

I chose Annie because she has, and is a vision of modern form. Need not share a word, but a picture instead to speak the thousand emotions behind the eyes of so many.

Photography is a great medium. I love how a single moment can be captured by the lens, if the artist is so swift. I was fortunate to learn how do develop my own film about 12 years ago. The added layer of burning your own light and shadow to paper lends itself to a deeper appreciation for how important the original image is. Anyone can create a stamp and style in Photoshop. In my opinion, it takes a certain finesse to mess with light.¬† Annie uses what we love and what we despise about ourselves to evoke a particular kind of imagination. For me, that is fantasy, sorrow, passion, question, beauty, surrender…the list goes on.

Her textures are crisp, inviting the touch. Her subjects are vulnerable to her. She comes with trust attached, and we are open to her this way. Women like Annie are all around us, and the world would be a much richer place, if we would allow them to speak, perhaps scream.

I am glad she is still with us, but then again, who isn’t?

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~ by Joy Suzanne Grazer on July 1, 2011.

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