"A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people. "
For a few years now Annie Leibovitz has been photographing celebrities for Vanity Fair, re-creating and reinventing famous movie scenes and posters (from works by people such as Walt Disney andAlfred Hitchcock) and even did a series of fictional movie stills, based on film noir.
Always beautifully composed (and not to mention, edited) I always look forward Leibovitz's editorials and have yet to be disappointed. In a spontaneous celebration of her work, here are some of my all time favourites.
A visually stunning image of Julianne Moore as Ariel and Michael Phelps aptly posed as a Merman from Disney's The Little Mermaid.
A magical image of Gisele Bundchen as Wendy, Tina Fey as Tinkerbell and Mikhail Baryshnikov as Peter Pan from Disney's adaptation of J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan".
Bewitching: Keira Knightley as Dorothy and artist Jeff Koons as a flying monkey from the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz.
In a fictional film noir shady businessmen Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Tobey Maguire try to strike up a deal....
.... as detective Alec Baldwin interrogates screen siren Jennifer Connelly watched closely by police officer Aaron Eckhart....
The Alfred Hitchcock collection in particular, I adored.
Poised: Jodie Foster as Melanie Daniels, Tippi Hedren's character in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963).