Annie Leibovitz 1

Computer photography won’t be photography as we know it. I think photography will always be chemical.
Annie Leibovitz

What I end up shooting is the situation. I shoot the composition and my subject is going to help the composition or not.
Annie Leibovitz

In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view. The image may not be literally what’s going on, but it’s representative.
Annie Leibovitz

There are still so many places on our planet that remain unexplored. I’d love to one day peel back the mystery and understand them.
Annie Leibovitz

I sometimes find the surface interesting. To say that the mark of a good portrait is whether you get them or get the soul – I don’t think this is possible all of the time.
Annie Leibovitz

When you are younger, the camera is like a friend and you can go places and feel like you’re with someone, like you have a companion.
Annie Leibovitz

I don’t think there is anything wrong with white space. I don’t think it’s a problem to have a blank wall.
Annie Leibovitz

No one ever thought Clint Eastwood was funny, but he was.
Annie Leibovitz

I’d like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves.
Annie Leibovitz

If it makes you cry, it goes in the show.
Annie Leibovitz

I went to school at the San Francisco Art Institute, thinking I was going to become an art teacher. Within the first six months I was there, I was told that I couldn’t be an art teacher unless I became an artist first.
Annie Leibovitz

I’ve never liked the word ‘celebrity.’ I like to photograph people who are good at what they do.
Annie Leibovitz

I fight to take a good photograph every single time.
Annie Leibovitz

I feel very proud of the work from the ’80s because it is very bright and colorful.
Annie Leibovitz

You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth.
Annie Leibovitz

I am impressed with what happens when someone stays in the same place and you took the same picture over and over and it would be different, every single frame.
Annie Leibovitz

I admired the work of photographers like Beaton, Penn, and Avedon as much as I respected the grittier photographers such as Robert Frank. But in the same way that I had to find my own way of reportage, I had to find my own form of glamour.
Annie Leibovitz

As a young person, and I know it’s hard to believe that I was shy, but you could take your camera, and it would take you to places: it was like having a friend, like having someone to go out with and look at the world. I would do things with a camera I wouldn’t do normally if I was just by myself.
Annie Leibovitz

I’m a huge, huge fan of photography. I have a small photography collection. As soon as I started to make some money, I bought my very first photograph: an Henri Cartier-Bresson. Then I bought a Robert Frank.
Annie Leibovitz

I realized I couldn’t be a journalist because I like to take a side, to have an opinion and a point a view; I liked to step across the imaginary boundary of the objective view that the journalist is supposed to have and be involved.
Annie Leibovitz

I went to Yosemite as an homage to Ansel Adams. I could never be Ansel Adams, but to know that’s there for us – there’s so much for us in this country.
Annie Leibovitz

My lens of choice was always the 35 mm. It was more environmental. You can’t come in closer with the 35 mm.
Annie Leibovitz

Coming tight was boring to me, just the face… it didn’t have enough information.
Annie Leibovitz

When you go to take someone’s picture, the first thing they say is, what you want me to do? Everyone is very awkward.
Annie Leibovitz

I’ve created a vocabulary of different styles. I draw from many different ways to take a picture. Sometimes I go back to reportage, to journalism.
Annie Leibovitz

When I take a picture I take 10 percent of what I see.
Annie Leibovitz

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