Monday, April 20, 2009
Annie Leibovitz began taking pictures in the Philippines when her whole family was stationed there due to her father's Air Force assignments. As years went by, she stayed consistent with photography in her free time. Leibovitz returned to the United States in 1970 and started working for Rolling Stone magazine as a chief photographer until 1983. Later on, in 1975, Leibovitz was hired as a concert tour photographer for The Rolling Stones' Tour of the Americas. Annie Leibovitz was the last person to professionally photograph John Lennon before his death, and she took one of the most famous John Lennon pictures which was the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for an issue. Leibovitz has also taken pictures of Linda Rodstandt, Demi Moore, Brooke Shields, The Blues Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, and many other celebrities. My favorite Leibovitz picture is the one above of Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones.