Fashion Photographer: Annie Leibovitz

Since we are on the topic of fashion photographers, I just want to share one of my favourite – Annie Leibovitz. If you love fairy tales, Brothers Grimm, Disney, fantasy and such, you will probably love her works as much as I do. Recreating these beautiful stories with fashion, her works bring you to another world, much like a theatre, with a plot full of mystery and a tinge of darkness.

Here are some of my favorite works of hers.

The Alice in Wonderland spread in US Vogue Dec 2003 Issue, depicting designers as characters from Alice in Wonderland.

Christian Lacroix

John Galliano

Karl Lagerfeld

Jean Paul Gaultier

Donatella Versace

Victor and Rolf

She also did a collaboration with Disney that captured celebrities as Disney characters last year:

Jeff Bridges and Penelope Cruz as Beauty and the Beast

Queen Latifah as Ursula from Little Mermaid

Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gisele Bundchen, and Tina Fey as Peter Pan, Wendy, and Tinker Bell

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens from Sleeping Beauty

Julienne Moore and Michael Phelps as Ariel and a mermaid from The Little Mermaid

The images are extremely beautiful and poetic, yet dark and witty at the same time.

Such is the charm of Annie Leibovitz’s works. Pure magic.


X Alex

(Images from trend land and insidethemagic)

Tim Walker: Story Teller

I love photography as a form of visuals arts and even more so, fashion photography because it is almost always about storytelling and the current exhibition at Somerset House in London shows us just how photographer Tim Walker does it.

Walker is a renowned name; his works are featured in Vogue, Vanity, W, The New Yorker, etc etc.  His world seems very Alice in Wonderland; his creative use of props, his elaborate choice of settings and that unusual sense of humour makes his photographs fairytale-like.  Just looking at them inspires me.  I want to see these stories of wild imagination, this mythical yet enchanting world that Walker has created.

The exhibition features a series of films specially curated by Tim Walker.  These are films that have inspired him and they include movies such as La Belle at la Bete (Beauty and the Beast), The Red Shoes, A Matter of Life and Death and Walker’s own first feature The Lost Explorer.

A series of events will be held in conjunction with the exhibition.  They include workshops with some of the set designers and prop builders who have worked with Tim Walker and talks such as Tim Walker in Conversation with Penny Martin.

On show from now till 27 January 2013, catch Tim Walker: Story Teller at Somerset House, East Wing Galleries.  The exhibition is supported by Mulberry (whose campaigns Walker has shot for the past four seasons) and admission is free.

x Sybil

(Images from NOWNESS)

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