One of my favorite photographers is Annie Leibovitz and I had the chance to read this book during a recent vacation. I enjoyed the non-gloating tone of the book even though it featured amazing work. Some of it very iconic and familiar in pop culture. She describes what drove her to pick up a camera and how it’s important to shoot with a passion for the subject matter. Although she does describe some of the equipment she has used over the years, the main message is connecting with the subject.
In my opinion that is what lacks in almost every photo I consider to be bad. Instagram is great, but I’ll be damned if half the photos on there aren’t of the same exact Friday night over and over. Do yourself a favor and pick up “Annie Leibovitz At Work”. It’s an easy read, but it’s full of great stories about what inspires an artist.