Something makes Annie Leibovitz‘ pictures so epic and fantastic that I just can’t help but finding her work amazing!
Her last pictorial features this year’s Oscar nominees in an actor-director duo for the Hollywood Issue of Vanity Fair. “Something Just Clicked” has that Leibovitz magic enlisting her photos from The Hollywood Portfolio in the art category. (after the jump, don’t miss the rest of the pictures, photos and a video from behind the scenes at this very exclusive Hollywood Portfolio, Oscar 2009 nominees!)
I haven’t seen all the movies selected for this year’s Oscars. I plan too, but for now I’m running heavily behind. That doesn’t stop me from getting into the unspoken magic of these photographs!
Fresh and unexpected duo Danny Boyle and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) caught together in a picture called The Dickensians; odd, risky couple Darren Aronofsky and Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) impersonate The Ringers; real life couple Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road) form The Partnership; the subversives Gus Van Sant and Sean Penn (Milk) are The Milk Men.
The poetic energy coming from Penelope Cruz and Woody Allen (from the enchanting Vicky Cristina Barcelona) make The Odd Couple; the four-times-reunited team Ron Howard and Tom Hanks (Angels & Demons) are The Classicists; the epic Nicole Kidman and Baz Luhrman (Australia) are The Colonists; the queen of all drama queens Meryl Streep and John Patrick Shanley (Doubt) are The Undoubted (she even got herself a dress for the occasion!).
The impressively unexpected Christopher Nolan and RIP Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) are The Risktakers; Clint Eastwood (Changeling) is The Old Hand. Such amazing stories, such grand lens to picture them all together! (You can read the entire story here) Which one is your favorite Oscar runner up? (the complete list of nominees for the 2009 Oscars is here)