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Annie Leibovitz Is Inspired With Other Photography Ideas Due To The Lockdown
By Mikelle Leow, 23 Oct 2020
Image via Kjell Leknes / Shutterstock.com
Despite the mundanity that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, the lockdown might have been a blessing in disguise for the psyches of creatives.
For Annie Leibovitz, no longer being able to hold as many shoots outside and around other people has forced her to rethink her shooting techniques and style.
The photography icon shared this at this year’s Adobe MAX, revealing that she is not only spearheading remote shoots, but is also dabbling in landscape photography.
“I am still taking photographs,” Leibovitz shared in her interview. “Having been upstate with my family watching light and weather sort of go through, I’ve found myself very interested in landscape and work on the land that I have up there with my family.”
She also showed off some of her recent landscape work, which you can view via this report by Digital Camera World.
Seeing that it has been “a very distracting time for all of us,” Leibovitz suggested starting a visual diary to document “what you see through what you’re feeling.”
Leibovitz also described that the process for taking portraits virtually isn’t as simple as she had imagined it’d be. “As a photographer, we’re so used to—when you walk into a room you don’t just see straight ahead—you’re seeing peripherally or you see the sides,” she explained.
Nevertheless, she pointed out that, in spite of the newly-enforced constraints, photographers “don’t stop seeing” pictures within their own environments.
Though, she acknowledged, “I’m sure most other photographers are waiting for this time to be over to hopefully… photograph the way we did before.”
[via Digital Camera World, cover image via Kjell Leknes / Shutterstock.com]
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