Annie Leibovitz

A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.
Annie Leibovitz

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

Everyone keeps asking you for pictures, and after a while you get tired of that. I always say, They are in the archives.
Annie Leibovitz

There were some advantages to being a woman photographer. I think women have more empathy with the subject.
Annie Leibovitz

I didn’t want to let women down. One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of aging and older women not being beautiful.
Annie Leibovitz

A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.
Annie Leibovitz

I’m more interested in being good than being famous.
Annie Leibovitz

I was scared to do anything in the studio because it felt so claustrophobic. I wanted to be somewhere where things could happen and the subject wasn’t just looking back at you.
Annie Leibovitz

When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.
Annie Leibovitz

I’ve learned to create a palette, a vocabulary of ways to take pictures.
Annie Leibovitz

When I started working for Rolling Stone, I became very interested in journalism and thought maybe that’s what I was doing, but it wasn’t true. What became important was to have a point of view.
Annie Leibovitz

Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
Annie Leibovitz

My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love, but that we also look outside our immediate worlds.
Annie Leibovitz

As much as I’m not a journalist, I use journalism. And when you photograph a relationship, it’s quite wonderful to let something unfold in front of you.
Annie Leibovitz

Sometimes I enjoy just photographing the surface because I think it can be as revealing as going to the heart of the matter.
Annie Leibovitz

If I didn’t have my camera to remind me constantly, I am here to do this, I would eventually have slipped away, I think. I would have forgotten my reason to exist.
Annie Leibovitz

What I learned from Lennon was something that did stay with me my whole career, which is to be very straightforward. I actually love talking about taking pictures, and I think that helps everyone.
Annie Leibovitz

I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.
Annie Leibovitz

Lennon was very helpful. What he taught me seems completely obvious: he expected people to treat each other well.
Annie Leibovitz

I feel a responsibility to my backyard. I want it to be taken care of and protected.
Annie Leibovitz

The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.
Annie Leibovitz

At my Rolling Stones’ tour, the camera was a protection. I used it in a Zen way.
Annie Leibovitz

The work which is manipulated looks a little boring to me. I think life is pretty strange anyway. It is wooo, wooo, wooo!
Annie Leibovitz

I fell in love with the darkroom, and that was part of being a photographer at the time. The darkroom was unbelievably sexy. I would spend all night in the darkroom.
Annie Leibovitz

Those who want to be serious photographers, you’re really going to have to edit your work. You’re going to have to understand what you’re doing. You’re going to have to not just shoot, shoot, shoot. To stop and look at your work is the most important thing you can do.
Annie Leibovitz

What has stayed true all the way through my work is my composition, I hope, and my sense of color.
Annie Leibovitz

It’s a heavy weight, the camera. Now we have modern and lightweight, small plastic cameras, but in the ’70s they were heavy metal.
Annie Leibovitz

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