American photographer Annie Leibovitz has been a prolific artist since the 1970s, where she first came into public consciousness with her iconic photography for Rolling Stone magazine. Her use of bold colours and unposed subjects have made her one of our generation’s best portrait photographers – best exampled by her most famous photo, that of John Lennon and Yoko Ono taken just days before his death. She has photographed everyone from the Queen of England to victims of domestic abuse to Hillary Clinton to countless actors, artists, musicians and political figures. These are a selection of some of my favorites of her photographs.
The October issue of W features five covers – models Naomi Campbell & Cara Delevingne, actresses Kristen Wiig and Ellen Page, and actual royal Charlotte Casiraghi are shot by master portrait photogrphers Inez & Vinoodh. The spread inside is a mod dream! Young ingénues like Kiernan Shipka and Kendra Spears join icons like Anjelica Huston and Joan Rivers in an inspiring spread. Also – both of Ellen Page’s shots make me want to cry with perfect love and perfect lust. She is a gift!