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Old 02-26-2009, 07:13 PM
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Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowitz

Her retouching these days I mean. Once again, nice shooting, terrible cheesy, insensitive retouching. http://photoshopdisasters.blogspot.c...ve-it-out.html

Halo's, airbrushed fuzz, exposure inconsistencies. It looks like its been through two processes the base work which looks ok, and them some compositor has just tanked it.

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Old 02-26-2009, 09:00 PM
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

yeah it's not the first image of her chopped off in post prod.

here's an article about the "Worst Photograph ever made":
http://theonlinephotographer.typepad...rst-photo.html

and here is to me the worst ever: a model in a pasta plate ! this is gross... check the perspective as well.
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:39 AM
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

Speaking of whom, "Photographer Annie Leibovitz pawns her life's work for a £10m loan to pay her mortgage."
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

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Her retouching these days I mean. Once again, nice shooting, terrible cheesy, insensitive retouching. http://photoshopdisasters.blogspot.c...ve-it-out.html

Halo's, airbrushed fuzz, exposure inconsistencies. It looks like its been through two processes the base work which looks ok, and them some idiot compositor has just tanked it. Sigh
That's 'art', Mark...
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:07 PM
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

…really. Not just a complete lack of taste and judgment in choosing retouchers, and a resulting lack of crafstmanship - yes the plate of spaghetti incident one, I hadn't seen that in while thanks for the reminder.
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Halo's, airbrushed fuzz, exposure inconsistencies. It looks like its been through two processes the base work which looks ok, and them some idiot compositor has just tanked it. Sigh
Something tell me that isn't Box Studios this time...
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:20 AM
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

Regardless of who made the retouch, what i find most amazing is that one would assume that at some point she herself must have approved the retouch.

Unless she doesnt care enough about her picture to bother looking closely?

Sure small errors can slip through... but these are not small things. Its almost a bit like someone just couldn't give a rodents behind about it. And that is worse =(
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:31 AM
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

What I've seen is that most photographers at her level, with huge output try to put their own collection of retouchers together, this is done for economic reasons mainly - and its usually managed by a "friend" - they then still take their best stuff to …somewhere. Which pisses everyone off

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Old 02-28-2009, 08:19 AM
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

Annie makes millions more than I do to be sure, but my opinion is she has done the photographic equivalent of "jumping the shark" in her photography and composites. I did like the Queen Elizabeth II images though.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:26 AM
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Re: Who on earth is responsible for Annie Liebowit

Photographers have enormous overheads, of which retouching is only one- its a hugely competitive area, so its not an peachy as it seems. Deadlines can be crippling and unrealistic. Its something you have to be vocated for
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