Book of the Week: Annie Leibovitz SUMO

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 A few months ago I got this beautiful huge limited edition book, The Annie Leibovitz SUMO. In a nut shell it presents some of the most famed actors, musicians, artists, writers, athletes, and businesspeople of our time. And is available in four different cover photos, with an equally beautiful tripod bookstand designed Marc Newson that demands its own space in your home! … I’m still trying to find the perfect spot for it!

Just a few words about Annie Leibovitz for those of you who might not know much about her. Leibovitz is one of the most important if not the most important portrait photographers working today. In this book she collected photographs from over 40 years of her work, starting with the intimate reportage she created for the Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s and to the more stylized work for Vanity Fair and Vogue. She has presented her famous group portraits in a format that proved that she is the master of the genre. Her pictures are intimate yet iconic, they are uniquely hers. Annie Leibovitz is often imitated, particularly by young photographers, but her work is always immediately recognizable.

 

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The Collector’s Edition is available in four different covers:

  • Whoopi Goldberg, Berkeley, California, 1984
  • Keith Haring, New York City, 1986
  • David Byrne, Los Angeles, 1986
  • Patti Smith, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1978

 

Via Taschen


 

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Playing Dress up!

NewYork-based photographer Tricia Messeroux takes the cutest pictures of kids…. Her style or should I say specialty lies in taking pictures of kids dressed as celebrities!!!…. This year she recreated shots from the Golden Globes red carpet…. Check out her website Toddle Wood for more cute pictures… But not before checking out my favorite pictures from the Golden Globes!!!

taylor-swift-golden-globesTaylor Swift  and mini me in a Donna Karan Atelier gown

george-clooney-stacy-keibler-golden-globesGeoanne-hathaway-golden-globesrge Clooney and Stacy Keibler in Armani

Anne Hathaway in Chanel

lucy-liu-golden-globesLast but not least Lucy Liu in a Carolina Herrera gown… This one is my favorite … I love the mini-me version of Lucy and think that she is just adorable… What about you? Who do you think looks better… the celebrities or the kids?

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

We’re raising our teacups in salute of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. Her 60-year reign is one of the longest in history!

This is my favorite portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It’s called Lightness of Being by Photographer Chris Levine…..I think that having the Queen’s eyes shut was a brilliant idea! I think that it sort of shows the Queen’s relationship with the new millennium…. I feel that it takes us into the Queen’s mind, her inner realm…..Just Brilliant! 

Photograph via The Guardian.