I’m sure you’ve all had difficult and demanding clients and had a hard time directing them during the shoot. But how about making The Queen of England take her crown off for you so you can take a photo? Well, Annie Leibovitz did this, and it’s all saved in a video.
If you were the world’s most famous portrait photographer, what camera would you take on a job? If you’re Annie Leibovitz the answer is probably all.
Annie shot a “roadtrip” commercial for Lincoln Continental featuring quite a few celebs “going on a roadtrip”. Most of the movie is filled with Nikon and Hasselblads (I have no idea how many, but a lot of them), at about 1:50 you can see Annie shooting with a Sony A7-something (I think it’s the A7RII) and a Sony 24-70 F/4 lens.
(Please Note: I can neither confirm nor deny this letter was sent. I personally think the portrait is marvelous, but I’ve been called “Old School,” so what do I know?)
Dear Annie Leibovitz,
I am writing in regards to the most recent photographs taken of me for my 90th birthday. I shan’t delve into all of them, but I feel it only right to make mention of my disappointment in the portrait of myself and the children.
Annie, this is NOTHING like what I emailed you from Pinterest. Furthermore, one is hard pressed to even find stuff like this on Pinterest so I’m not certain as to where you even came up with this idea. (Yes, I did just use the word “stuff.” I realize “stuff” is not befitting of a Queen’s vocabulary, but I am quite miffed and it just slipped out.)
Today marks the 90th birthday of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and to record the occasion, celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz was chosen to create portraits of the Queen and her family.
While Annie is no stranger to photographing The Queen, their last professional interaction didn’t seem to go too well at all, and given their attitude towards some photographers, even if they might deserve it, it seems slightly surprising that Annie would be invited back for such a major event.
Not many things can compete with the pleasure of photography, I guess Star Wars is one of them. But why compete when you can join forces and have a behind the scenes look at Annie Leibovitz.
Yesterday marked Star Wars day. I guess “May the 4th” is too strong of a pun to resist. In honors of the day and the upcoming Star Wars The Force Awakens, Vanity fair asked Annie Leibovitz to do a cover shoot of the team.