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Old 07-31-2009, 07:59 AM
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

Uh, oh, Annie's got deeper and thicker problems. Wow, talk about a high end pawn shop:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ibovitz&st=cse

"An art finance company that lent the photographer Annie Leibovitz $24 million against every photo she has ever taken – and against the value of her homes in Manhattan and Rhinebeck, N.Y. — filed a breach of contract lawsuit against her in State Supreme Court on Wednesday."
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:07 AM
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Uh, oh, Annie's got deeper and thicker problems. Wow, talk about a high end pawn shop:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ibovitz&st=cse

"An art finance company that lent the photographer Annie Leibovitz $24 million against every photo she has ever taken – and against the value of her homes in Manhattan and Rhinebeck, N.Y. — filed a breach of contract lawsuit against her in State Supreme Court on Wednesday."
just read that online. hard to believe someone as successful as her is having financial problem.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:12 AM
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Manhattan real estate is the new cocaine, at least for her. You wake up the next morning and say "man, I just blew 24 million dollars. jeez."
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i am sure she can recover and put all this behind her but first, she should find herself a new financial adviser
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$24 million to a photographer???? and the pledge are 2 houses and "photos"? how stupid is the creditor??
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:12 PM
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

it's leibovitz.
not a random photog.
she's the top. that's it. : )
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:52 AM
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

More:

http://nymag.com/fashion/09/fall/58346/

"According to a person familiar with the situation, after Leibovitz failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars she owed Box Studios, an elite postproduction company, they insisted on billing Condé Nast directly."

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Old 08-19-2009, 08:47 AM
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

Good one Benny, not often you see such well researched articles these days. Comments are interesting too.

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"...these people are only as good as the assistants they hire."
Not sure if thats 100% true, but its true enough. This includes retouching, and there are photographers out there that should learn something. So many prepared to spend a fortune buying equipment, renting studios, hiring MA's - but when it comes to retouching, the end of the process, thats when their business head kicks in. Its all about supply and demand sadly, and there are just too many smudgers out there now all trying to muscle in, and destroying peoples work. What amazes me is sometimes very experienced photographers can't seem to SEE it. Or maybe care.

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Old 08-19-2009, 09:29 AM
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

Interesting thread, I love Annie Leibovitz, her work is wonderful, but there is apparently a nasty side to the commercial side of this art form.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:57 AM
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

Apeman, one thing I've been learning after reading all this stuff and the comments following ( I love this new feature of online journalism), is that she has screwed over a lot of assistants and technicians over the years, and they're coming out of the woodwork to vent. Many were asked to use personal credit cards during work and weren't paid for the privilege. And, it seems, as the studio biz model broke down in the late 90s and she hired entire shooting crews, she simply didn't pay these people at all, including Box.
She has some emotional problems tied up in money and self worth, for sure, and probably believes that a white night of some sort is galloping along in the distance to come and save her. Maybe. Poor kids, though.
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