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.
Heath Ledger with his look-a-like daughter Matilda out together in Soho in November of 2007.
Artist Alice X Zhang uses her loose, impressionistic style to capture the pivotal, defining moments in some of the most well known cult films, from Pulp Fiction to Moonrise Kingdom to Battle Royale. Beautifully rendering these iconic images in bright, eye catching colors reveals the artistry of these films. You can buy prints from her “Moments” collection at Bottleneck Gallery, a gold mine of pop culture goodies.