Meeting an American Icon: Annie Leibovitz

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:08+00:00 December 13th, 2011|6 Comments

Annie Leibovitz at The Elliot Bay Book Company | Photo by Jacob Lucas

Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet Annie Leibovitz at a local book signing in Seattle. She gave a quick talk and read from her new book, Pilgrimage (Amazon link), and answered a few questions from the audience. She is such an amazing photographer, and I also discovered that she’s an extremely warm, genuine and friendly person. I purchased her new book, Pilgrimage, and had it personalized and signed … and I even managed to sneak behind her table and get a photo taken with her.

This was such a great experience, and I’m truly inspired and motivated to get out and create. Thanks, Annie!

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.

6 Comments

  1. Melli December 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Well done, you!

  2. annawithlove December 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    EEEEE!!!! So wonderful!! I don’t think I would have known how to act infront of Annie! so great to hear she was kind and friendly

  3. hfng December 16, 2011 at 4:45 am - Reply

    Congrats! You guys even have matching glasses :D

  4. Darnit! If I would have known she was going to be in Seattle I would have drove down for this!! How did you know she was coming?!

  5. Jeff January 8, 2012 at 6:56 am - Reply

    The amazing Annie Leibovitz! Just a couple of days ago I watched the PBS program (from a few years ago) with Annie’s shoot of the Queen of England! I don’t think just anyone achieves that status as a photographer. I would have been so excited meeting such a photography icon.

    Oh, Nicole, I’m the proud owner of my first DSLR – a Canon 60D! After purchasing your book on the 60D and investing just a few short days of reading and shooting, I can’t believe how experienced I feel. I’ve only had point-and-shoot digital cameras and one decent 35mm film camera before.

    I can’t imagine another camera being a better first DSLR camera for a less experienced photographer, such as myself. And thanks to your fantastic book I feel so confident that I’m actually experimenting a lot. I would have probably otherwise been a little intimidated. Your book made my purchase so much more enjoyable!

    Move over Annie, there’s a new shooter in town. :0

    I’m loving it!

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