Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Week 9 Response Chris Molicki

This article is about Annie Leibovitz, and her photography career. In an early moment of her career, she went on assignment to Ike and Tina Turner's house. While she was there, she noticed vials of white powder and a system of cameras that allowed Ike to monitor what was going on in every room. She was a bit surprised and her photos wound up going public. That is when she decided to truly be a photographer, and not a writer. She also took a famous photo of Whoopi Goldberg in a bath of milk. She says the nature of her portraits depend on her subject. I think this is an interesting article that explains how a photographer got her start. It is an intriguing story showing how it happened. It also talks about cool pictures she has taken over her career, and I would definitely be interesting in seeing them and learning more.

This article is about a Fritz Henle Photography exhibition that opens up in February 2009. It celebrates Fritz Henle, and lands on his birthday. It ends in August and shows his work with his talents extending across genres of photography, including travel, fashion, commercial, portrait, journalistic, documentary, celebrity, industry, landscape and culture. He was a main contributor for life magazine. He is recognized for the clean and sharp elegance of his photos. I think this is good to honor this great photographer for what he did, and better that it’s on his birthday. I would be interested to see the exhibition because from what I read from the article, his work seems like something I would be fascinated by. So I would like to see for myself if his photos are truly amazing, and I would probably find that to be true.

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