Friday, 17 January 2014

Photographers, Graphic Designers&Magazine Creators.

My Photography I have researched is Anna Leibovitz, who is an American portrait photographer. I have found this photographer by scrolling through my teacher's blog and found Martin Schoeller. Next, I typed his name into Wikipedia and found Anne Leibovitz.

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Born: October 2nd, 1949 (Waterbury, Connecticut).
Childhood: ''At Roosevelt High School, she became interested in various artistic endeavors, and began to write and play music. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied painting. For several years, she continued to develop her photography skills while working various jobs, including a stint on a kibbutz in Amir, Israel, for several months in 1969.
Career: Photographed 'The Rolling Stones' in San Francisco in 1971 and 1972. Photographed Joan Armatrading (the first woman to photograph Armatrading for an album). Leibovitz had a photo shoot with John Lennon in 1980 for Rolling Stone, promising him that he would make the cover.

I particularly like the ''Rolling Stones'' Magazine as there are very basic colours which makes the Magazine simple. Also, the fact that there is less clothing suggests that Leibovitz is portraying a sense of primal instinct.

The Magazine with John Lennon and Yoko Ono is simple and only has red. I like the fact that the red in the title is connoting their love for each other. Also, as John Lennon is nude in this Magazine; suggests some sort of power that Yoko Ono beholds(as she is fully clothed). Leibovitz is steering away from the stereotype that men hold the power in every situation, in this Magazine she is being feminist. Furthermore, John Lennon is almost clinging onto her like a child, to suggest that Yoko One has the power due to the way John Lennon is holding onto her.

Her camera angles are mainly mid/centre shot, which fit the main attraction in the centre of the Magazine Cover. The second one of the close up in John Lennon's face, shows the emotion; to make it more personal for the audience and him.


Born: 1969.
Childhood: Brunnquell was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, and started working as an art director for Encore magazine after graduating from high school.
Career: After being interviewed by Olivier Zahm and Elein Fleiss for Purple magazine, they hired Brunnquell as art director from Purple’s second issue in 1993. In 2004 Brunnquell launched Carnaval magazine, a publication mainly displaying his own art work. Brunnquell’s artist’s book Années érotiques was attached to the Spring/Summer 2008 issue. In 2009 he collaborated with Italian agency Studio Blanco  for Carte Blanche, a capsule collection project designed for Sportmax (Max Mara Group).


Brunnquell is exceptionally talented with disorientating his model's face. As he is using grayscale it gives the aura of the picture being old school.


M/M (Paris) is an art and design partnership consisting of Mathias Augustyniak (born 1967, Cavaillon) and Michael Amzalag (born 1968, Paris), established in Paris in 1992.
M/M are best known for their art direction and collaborations with musicians (Björk, Madonna, Benjamin Biolay, Etienne Daho, Jean-Louis Murat, Mew, Kanye West); fashion designers (Nicolas Ghesquière, Yohji Yamamoto, Jil Sander, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Riccardo Tisci); magazines (Les Inrockuptibles, Documents sur l'art, Vogue Paris, Purple Fashion, Man About Town:; contemporary artists.

Background: Amzalag and Augustyniak met as students at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris 1988. Amzalag quit school in 1990, and started working as art director at the music magazine Les Inrockuptibles. Augustyniak continued to study at the Royal College of Art in London, from which he graduated in 199.  Since neither of them were interested in interning or working for an agency or a company, they decided to work together, and founded M/M (Paris) in 1992.


The vibrant colours are what I like about these Magazine Covers. Also, they amplify the simple aspects of the face (e.g cheek and nose) and make it more dynamic. This makes the audience attracted to the Cover and it's eye-catching. The ''ID'' Magazine uses circles and merges them together, to make it look natural and make the model stand out. Also, the use of well-known celebrities being placed on a brightly coloured background would make the audience interested.

1 comment:

  1. Reflect on how you would/wouldn't adapt the style of the photographer and graphic designer.