Description On December 8, 1980, Annie Leibovitz had a photo shoot with John Lennon for Rolling Stone, promising him that he would make the cover. She had initially tried to get a picture with just Lennon alone, which is what Rolling Stone wanted, but Lennon insisted that both he and Yoko Ono be on the cover. Leibovitz then tried to re-create something like the kissing scene from the Double Fantasy album cover, a picture that she loved. She had John remove his clothes and curl up next to Yoko. Leibovitz recalls, What is interesting is she said shed take her top off and I said, Leave everything on not really preconceiving the picture at all. Then he curled up next to her and it was very, very strong. You couldnt help but feel that she was cold and he looked like he was clinging on to her. I think it was amazing to look at the first Polaroid and they were both very excited. John said, Youve captured our relationship exactly. Promise me itll be on the cover. I looked him in the eye and we shook on it. Leibovitz was the last person to professionally photograph Lennonhe was shot and killed five hours later. Wikipedia
Leapdaybride Visual Arts, Abita Springs, LA Member Since September 2009 Artist Statement I am a self-taught artist and specialize in Photography, Digital Art and Painting. I occasionally use stock images in Collaboration with other artist of whom are credited. Some of my pieces are purely abstract and meaningless, some are very thoughtful or subliminal in meaning, but most of the time, I'm just having fun honoring "The Spirit in the Sky".
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