Annie Leibovitz and the new airport terminal

This was going to be a post about the new airport terminal in Dublin and the irony that it will serve so many emigrants away from Ireland but frankly, I’ve just realised how. Incredibly. Boring. That story is.

So instead, I thought I’d share some photos by my favourite portrait photographer of all time.

Annie Leibovitz began her career at Rolling Stone magazine and quickly became noticed for her talent. Since then she has worked for many different fashion magazines, often shooting celebrities in a style that is beautiful and instantly recognisable. She photographed John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the day that he was shot, the Queen on the occasion of her state visit to the United States and every celebrity and fashion model you could think of. Her photographs are colourful and draw the spectator in like a magnet. I could look at her work for hours and hours.

If I could choose anybody to take photographs of me or my family, I would choose Leibovitz.

The last one, perhaps Leibovitz most famous image, caused quite a bit of a stir when it was first released as the cover photograph of Vanity Fair magazine, especially for the fact that there should have been a third actress in the shot who backed out of the plan at the last moment.

Have a picture-perfect day, readers!

(Oh, and here’s that airport terminal – it’s a beautiful ad)

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4 responses to “Annie Leibovitz and the new airport terminal

  1. Anne

    What’s the link for the airport ad? Just thinking of sending some good, non-embarassing Irish news abroad! xx

  2. Lala

    I really like Leibovitz’ work, I just wish the post production didn’t dwarf the original loveliness of her photography. Her essentially annual commision for the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue is consistently fantastic. But for all her fame, talent and industry clout, she was recently almost declared bankrupt. Along with the likes Inez & Vinoodh and Testino, she commands one of the highest fees in the business, but shes been forced to let go of the rights to a catalogue of her own work and has only recently stabilised her business reputation after a couple of pretty bad years.

    http://nymag.com/fashion/09/fall/58346/

  3. Pingback: Tremendous parody of the DAA and its advert for T2 at Dublin Airport | An Irishman Abroad

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