Lady A Day 005: Annie Leibovitz

Are you guys going W. T. F. ???  Okay, so sometimes I might choose to highlight a Lady-A-Day who is not necessarily a knockout television or film actress.  Crazy, I know.  But oft times I find that I’m more attracted to talent than I am to, well, undeniable good looks.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m most attracted when those two traits collide (Archie, Chloe, Tilda, and many Ladies-A-Day to come…), but I think there are many deserving ladies who don’t ooze sex appeal.  Annie Leibovitz takes the most gorgeous celebrity photos out there, but I find the photos from her personal life with Susan Sontag and her immediate family even more compelling.  Annie’s been working it for like, four decades?  A really freaking long time.  And although she might have a huge entourage and a bunch of fancy digital equipment now, I still think she delivers the goods nine times out of ten (let’s not revisit that recent celebrity ad campaign for Disney).  And have you seen her book A Photographer’s Life: 1990-2005?  It’s so sick, it made me cry. A book of photography made me cry.  So yeah, Annie Leibovitz.  My lady of today.


How rad are the glasses, btw?

Do any of you have favorite Annie photos?

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One thought on “Lady A Day 005: Annie Leibovitz

  1. She succeeded in being the reference in an era when most women were considered secretary or mistress material! She has an eye I wish I could only even dream about and she photographed everyone worth looking at and then some. She even made Tom Cruise look like less of a lunatic! If that’s not talent, I don’t know what is.

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