Annie Leibovitz Portraits 2005-2016

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I have always enjoyed Annie Leibovitz‘ work, and in the past few days enrolled in her online Masterclass. It was most interesting, and I learnt lots of things about how she creates portraits. Her job is to understand the subject, and create a portrait which brings that understanding alive. Her job is not just to put the subject at ease. …

Obama, an Intimate Portrait, by Pete Souza

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I just got a copy of Pete Souza‘s ‘Obama, an Intimate Portrait‘. A superb book, on so many levels. First, Souza is an outstanding photographer, capturing documentary moments with precision, and portraits with style. There’s a lot to learn from how Mr Souza tells the story unfolding in front of him. Second, it is a fascinating historical document. Arranged in …