Annie Leibovitz Biography
(Portrait Photographer Who is Known for Her Engaging Portraits of Celebrities in Intimate Settings)
Birthday: October 2, 1949 (Libra)
Born In: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Annie Leibovitz is a famous portrait photographer whose photographs have appeared in a number of magazines and publications. Famous for clicking the portraits of celebrities, she began her career as a staff photographer for the ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine. Her artistic bent of mind was evident from her childhood. She loved to play music and studied painting in college. Inspired by the works of photographers like Richard Avedon and Robert Frank, she developed her own style of photographing people, exposing the intimate details of their personality in a poignant image. Her technique involves the use of bold colours and unconventional poses that often startle to create a long-lasting impression. One of her most famous photographs depicts the former Beatle John Lennon without clothes, curled around his fully clothed wife. She has worked with celebrities from all fields ranging from teen sensations to prominent political figures. Along with success, she has also had her share of criticisms—her picture of a seemingly topless teenage and a heavily pregnant actress without clothes invited the wrath of the conservative public. As a photographer, she does not view her subjects as celebrities; she views them as human beings with varied personality traits that can be artistically exposed. The award winning photographer is today considered to be among the best portrait photographers in the U.S.