Annie Leibovitz is not only a famous American portrait photographer, her notorious status comes from a unique vision that seamlessly blends ultra reality and fantasy pictures. This time, she created a series of photos called Disney Dream Portraits. Born on 1949, this Waterbury, Connecticut native studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, she took photography night classes and in 1970 began working for Rolling Stone magazine.
Only 3 years later she became Rolling Stone’s chief photographer, the year was 1973. By the time she left the magazine, in 1983, she had shot 142 covers. She then joined the staff at Vanity Fair, and in 1998, she also began working for Vogue. In addition to her magazine editorial work, Leibovitz created some of the most influential advertising campaigns ever for American Express and the Gap. Over the last couple of years, she partnered with Disney to create stunningly colorful pictures of celebrities posing as Disney characters from classic animated Disney films.
You can check some of the fantastical pictures here:
Her work has been displayed at museums and galleries all over the world including the National Portrait Gallery and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, she has also been featured in the New York International Center of Photography, the Brooklyn Museum, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris and the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Annie Leibovitz latest work is the new Pirelli Calendar that this year took a very different direction very well received by the audience.
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