Photo Shoot

April 29, 2008

I completely admire Annie Liebowitz and absolutely love her work. Her talent and ability to capture natural beauty is awe-inspiring. Her shoots do not produce over-the-top scenarios and she does not feel the need to use grandiose sets or props so that, in the final product, she ends up conveying simple and touching images.

Currently under fire for “inappropriate” shots taken of teen star Miley Cyrus for Vanity Fair, Annie is unfazed by the criticism because at the end of the day, she is still doing what she does best and that is capturing subjects in relaxed and natural environments to captivate audiences with portraits. When pouring over fashion magazines (as all WITs do), I love that I can tell immediately who did the shoot. Annie’s work is always recognizable by the photos’ soft lines and radiating glow. They are unlike any other portraits by other photographers.
On exhibit at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor right now, are 197 pieces of Annie’s work- ranging from large framed prints to contact sheets proofed by the artist herself. I myself have done photography for many years now, but portraits were a category I had never felt strong in. My favorites at this particular exhibit have been integrated into this post- I found them truly inspiring. It reminds me of how important capturing the moments in our lives that are so worth treasuring and necessary in order to hold onto them forever.

If you live in the Bay Area, I highly suggest you stop by the exhibit- it is so worthwhile.

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