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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!

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

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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