that is the only acceptable response if Annie Leibovitz tells you to jump.
the mistress of photography and unreputable queen of portrait photography, annie leinovitz gain her colors working for rolling stone magazine. Back in the days when there were still more music then industry in the music industry.
One of my favorite shots she took while touring with the rolling stones was keith Richards sleeping face down in her improvised studio room. The fact you see the whole studio gives you a better view at the absurdity of the situation.
And this is something Leibovitz does very well. Without ridiculing the subject, she ridicules important aspects in his life or his persona, and gets away with it. She is indeed a sort of a mirror, showing even the celebrities she shoots on a regular basis, what they don’t really want to see.
But if Annie Leibovitz tells you to jump….how high?
I want to concentrate on three photos, chosen from the dozens of photos of Leibovits I like.
This is Annie Leiboitz at her best. Yoko didn’t want to get undresses. Ok. Not a problem. John , YOU get undressed. Ready? And…thank you very much. We got the cover.