a sense of scale

Annie Leibovitz, Susan Sontag - Petra

Photographs take new meanings after someone dies. When I made this picture, I wanted Susan’s figure to give a sense of scale to the scene. But now I think of it as reflecting how much the world beckoned her. She was so curious, with a tremendous appetite for experience and a need for adventure. To get to Petra we went through a long, narrow sandstone gorge that opens up suddenly to a view of a huge classical façade carved into a cliffs. It’s spectacular, with enormous columns and friezes. That’s where Susan is standing. She loved art, architecture, history, travel, surprises. The photograph epitomizes all of that for me. Discovery.

Annie Leibovitz in American Photo – Master Series # 4


~ por salamandrine em Março 25, 2009.

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