“I do my homework. …
I carry around with me, like a backup hard drive in my head, a vast memory bank of the work of the photographers who came before me. I am a fan of photography. A student, if you will ...
... Something in the history of photography might contribute to the style I choose to shoot in. The style of the photograph is part of the idea.”
(Annie Leibovitz At Work, P 214)
When I’m asked about my work, I try to explain that there is no mystery involved. It is work.
But things happen all the time that are unexpected, uncontrolled, unexplainable, even magical.
The work prepares you for that moment. Suddenly the clouds roll in and the soft light you long for appears.’
(Annie Leibovitz at Work, P 196)