So they released the official Obama family portrait taken by Annie Leibovitz and I have to say that I am completely underwhelmed. I usually like her work or at least can see the artistic merit in it but this, not so much!
I posted this on ILP so forgive me if you already saw it there but I don't think that everyone here goes there so I thought some people here might be interested
Here is the flickr link.
Last edited by stampasaurus; 10-23-2009 at 08:02 PM.
I was just coming here to see if anyone was talking about this! It's obviously not the worst picture I've ever seen, but I'm wondering why she made some of the decisions she did...
It's very casual...a lot like a snap...which perhaps was the intent?
I guess if Annie Leibowitz wasn't terribly concerned with chopping the president's fingers, I shouldn't be so worried about the finger chop in my siggy. LOL
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ETA: I was very surprised to see the exif data still intact. Someone on ILP even pointed out that it was edited on CS3 rather than CS4. Kind of interesting. I would have expected her to be using CS4 wouldn't you?
I was thinking all of the above. Very odd to me.
And yeah, I'm not nearly as worried about chopping anymore. :LOL:
how funny are we critiquing Annie Leibovitz?! I love it!
I totally get what y'all are saying, it really isn't that special of a family portrait.
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It's very traditional. I was looking at a book at my daughter's art class last week. It was Hollywood portraits by famous photographers from the first half of the 20th century. All of them, we'd consider average and not well composed, bad lighting, etc. It was underwhelming and made me wonder why I critisize myself so much!
It was really interesting to me to see where photography has evolved from!