Annie Leibovitz - At Work (2008)
I had been to see an exhibition of Annie Leibovitzs work both here at Te Papa and in London. Her iconic pictures are so well known, that it was always a surprise to see one of a celebrity that I hadn't seen before. I guess she has been taking photos since I was born, so there were quite a few that I didn't recognise.
I couldn't get over the feeling, that for much of the work that she was trying to justify that her work was hard - not just simple point and shoot sessions. You can see the work involved and that for many of the sissions there were days of planning and set up. Yet, I am sure for most of us, we would think that it would be a fantastic job to take photos all day. In fact I do take photos, x-ray pictures all day every day, but my clients are not celebs and most are not willing. I also don't get huge rolls of cash for doing what I do.
I liked to learn the back story behind the photos, and each section was just the right size, not too long and drawn out. 3/5