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Toffle
04-29-2008, 02:35 PM
Leibovitz! Oy vey.

That's what you get for trusting the print media for your spelling... And that was from CBC, Canada's "official" broadcaster. I notice that this has been corrected today.

Bill Mitchell
04-29-2008, 11:18 PM
I don't seem to be able to find it anywhere on the web that I can link to, but you know whereof I am referring (it was on all three major TV network evening news programs last night).
Ignoring the social implications of a 15 year old rock/TV star showing her naked back in a solicitous pose, what do you think of the picture aesthetically?
My own view is that it is one of the most beautiful images I've ever seen (and I'm no Leibovich fan). 100 years from now, when all the social masterbation is long over, this portrait will stand up quite nicely against the best work of great painters such as Manet, Goya and Velesquez.

Colin Corneau
04-29-2008, 11:27 PM
Annie Liebovich is just plain boring now...she's a machine that gets trotted out whenever some twerp in a suit wants to manufacture a bit of ersatz "controversy" or presume to an affectation of High Art. In short, she's a big gear in the Celebrity Machine.

I love the rationalization of getting her to do this shoot, among some anyway...that a woman is somehow "alright" to do this bit of child pornography. Umm, guys? Annie's a lesbian. And this is what pedophiles call "grooming".

Yeesh.

david b
04-29-2008, 11:34 PM
LEIBOVITZ

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2008/06/miley200806

thebanana
04-29-2008, 11:45 PM
Miley Cyrus is nothing more than a manufactured money machine. If anyone is to blame for her "indiscretion" of being photographed by Annie, it is her parents, who clearly should have had some counseling a long time ago.

As far as aesthetics go, I've seen better photos in Teen Beat.

Travis Nunn
04-29-2008, 11:52 PM
Miley Cyrus is nothing more than a manufactured money machine. If anyone is to blame for her "indiscretion" of being photographed by Annie, it is her parents, who clearly should have had some counseling a long time ago.

As far as aesthetics go, I've seen better photos in Teen Beat.

Hey, uh... John. What are you doing reading Teen Beat...?

Colin Corneau
04-29-2008, 11:57 PM
Oh yeah...the photo. :)

Good call on the parents - ultimately it's a parenting issue. And a reflection of the madonna/whore complex running deep in American popular culture. Sooner or later these girls grow up, and life in the spotlight just makes people weird, sooner or later.

This is pimping out a young girl, plain and simple. I'm not a prude (far from it), but that's just how it is.

david b
04-30-2008, 12:02 AM
two words....

Olsen Twins

Bill Mitchell
04-30-2008, 12:16 AM
Sorry about the misspelling. Leibovitz, not Leibovich.

Bill Mitchell
04-30-2008, 12:27 AM
Also, Salacious not solicitous. It must have been a bad day -- some days I can't spell for shick.

Vaughn
04-30-2008, 12:45 AM
The image itself -- this girl shows more flesh when in a bathing suit in public at the pool or at the beach. Any feeling of pornography can only come from the viewer -- not the image.


Colin -- there is zero connection between sexual orientation and pedophilia...fact.

Vaughn

jd callow
04-30-2008, 01:39 AM
I've merged the two Cyrus threads in to one.

Antje
04-30-2008, 04:28 AM
the whole thing is genius.

... (any women on this thread?) ...

Yeah, but I'm only enjoying the show. :D

Antje

praktica
12-21-2008, 06:42 PM
Too young where I come from.

S.F. Sorrow
03-02-2009, 01:49 AM
That Old Master? It’s at the Pawnshop (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/24/arts/design/24artloans.html?_r=2&pagewanted=print)

Last fall, Annie Leibovitz, the photographer, borrowed $5 million from a company called Art Capital Group. In December, she borrowed $10.5 million more from the same firm. As collateral, among other items, she used town houses she owns in Greenwich Village, a country house, and something else: the rights to all of her photographs.

In other words, according to loan documents filed with the city, one of the world’s most successful photographers essentially pawned every snap of the shutter she had made or will make until the loans are paid off.

Those who know Ms. Leibovitz said she used the money to pay off mortgages and deal with other financial stresses. But whatever her reasons, she is not alone in doing business with Art Capital and similar lenders. At a time when stock portfolios are plunging and many homes, even grand ones, have no equity left to borrow against, an increasing number of art owners are realizing that an Old Master or a prime photograph, when used as collateral, can bring in much-needed cash.

This woman is nothing but publicity lately! I always figured that she was well off once she gained fame so this article completely took me by surprise! I guess no one is safe in these trying times.

Curt
03-02-2009, 02:36 AM
Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up Sunset Blvd

...was the first thought that came to mind... ...Brooke Sheilds and Francesco Scavullo was the second...


I did a search and this came right up so I guess my memory is still good. This is a subject that should be discussed.