Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Love For Photography...

This is actually a repost (which I've never done before!) from my business blog which I started three months ago and now closed (I decided to combine two blog: business and personal a few weeks ago). Since this was one of my very first posts and not many people had seen it, so I thought what a hey - it wouldn't hurt, right?

Anyways, I constantly try to find the ideas for my paintings and artwork. I grew up surrounded by two professional photographers; my grandpa and my dad. So, watching them taking beautiful pictures had shaped who I am. Yes, I love photography.

A photo can tell a million stories. And it's so magical.

I've seen so many beautiful photography throughout my life and there are many amazing photographers for whom I adore. One of my favorite photographers is Anne Leibovitz. She is so popular that I'm sure most of you've seen her work at least once somewhere in the magazines.

I'm an Anne Leibovitz fan because she's taken the world of photography to the limit and created a world of her own that many of us had never seen before. I always grab the issue of Vanity Fair when it features Hollywood stars that are shot by Anne.

Her photography is a total creation of both art and fantasy - it's just amazingly beautiful. I wonder what it's like to be in front of her camera...








I don't know why I picked this photo of Je Lo & MA - funny, huh?



{All Photography By Anne Leibovitz}

And another photographer I adomire is Herb Ritts (1952 - 2002), a fashion photographer who had shot so many Hollywood celebrities including Madonna. He shot iconic photographs in black and white - his work was simple and yet powerful. I love his photography and totally miss seeing his work.




{All Photography By Herb Ritts}


One of my all tme favorite music videos is Janet Jackson's "Love Will Never Do" directed by Herb Ritts. He was truly a talented artist. I'm sure you've seen it before. It's the best and the sexiest video ever. Beautiful song = Beautiful video. BTW, Antonio Sabato Jr. was freaking HOT!





18 comments:

Melanie said...

I love taking pics, although not even near as good as I'd like to be. That pic of Madonna is awesome and Jach Nicholson so good! Stopping by from SITS...

Melanie
www.tutubugblog.blogspot.com

eri said...

i've always loved those disney photos.

i love taking pictures but i'm not very good w/creative angles and "styling" of the photos.

mel said...

i am also a huge huge fan of annie. i love how every portrait is a scene - the background is as important as the subject, and they relate perfectly.
i dream of having a career like her's someday

The Zhush said...

You just featured two of my all time favorite photographers! And that top photo is great, makes you stop and stare, what' better than that? Wish I was napping on a couch ....

Turbo said...

Leibovitz does have some serious skills. You have likely already seen this, but she had an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum a couple of years ago. There are a couple of podcasts still available on the museum's website, from interviews she gave.

Jasara said...

I love photography too thanks to my mom but I am not where close to either one of you! lol Love your pic btw! and yes, Herb Ritts was one of the best!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

See why I'm following, we have much in common, can't wait to get to know you better!

Lisa
The Bumpkin (who is really not a Bumpkin)

Dionne said...

I love photography too. And I love styling. I love capturing beautiful images, just as much as I like setting them up.

Dorkys Ramos said...

Anne's work is always so dreamy! I always love looking through her Vanity Fair pictures.

Lizzie said...

Stopping by from SITS
I love photography as well, faces in particular. Love your photo and your favorites.

Rebecca said...

Stopping by from SITS!
Stop by my blog when you get the chance! :)

I am a lover of photography as well. Thank you for sharing your inspirations!

bananas. said...

anne leibovitz is a friggen genius. i would LOVE to have her photograph me and my dogs :)

Bayjb said...

I am a huge Annie L fan. Her use of color and staging and light is amazing. I loved her Disney ads with stars as characters. Very inventive. Even just her portraits are amazing!

Maki said...

Melanie: Yes, pic of Madonna (the cover for True Blue) is absolutely my favorite photo!!!! xoxo

eri: You're so cute. I love taking photos too:)

Mel: You can do it - keep on dreaming!

The Zhush: I know, somehow I love the top pic too - Ann is such an awesome artist:)

Turbo: Oh I didn't know about this - thanks so much I will check it out now!!! :)

Jasara: Yes indeed he was one of the best - I was really sad when he passed away from AIDS:(

Bumpkin: I can totally see that we have much in common! Same here! xoxo

Dionne: You're definitely a great photographer!!! I love what you capture on daily basis:) xoxo

Dorkys: I know! I love buying Vanity Fair to see her work:)

Lizzie: Aw thank you!!! Please stay in touch! ps. my kids love that mouse! :D

Rebecca: Thanks so much for swinging by! Yes, I will do that:)

bananas: Yes, I would love that too - especially if my girls were in front of her cameral, I would go crazy!

Bayjb: I am so with you! She is simply amazing:)

Rhianne said...

oh, I love the Anne Leibovitz photos - I hadn't seen them all. I love photography too :)

ahlin said...

holy cow those are all SO cool! i've never seen them before!

...love Maegan said...

These are two amazing photographers ..I die for Helmut Newton as well.

Slumber Designs said...

Anne is so Fabulous! I always look forward to seeing her pictures!!

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