Annie Leibovitz discusses the Famous Rolling Stone cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono…

Award winning and Iconic International Photographer Annie Leibovitz, on how she captured the atmosphere for the last cover picture taken of John and Yoko …

 

Her inspiration came from the ‘Double Fantasy’ album cover where John and Yoko were kissing. “…That picture moved me and I immediately imagined them together with their clothes off – which wasn’t an unusual image,” she said.

 

Annie Leibovitz discusses the Famous Rolling Stone cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono…

 

 

On the day of the shoot, an agreement took a minor turn – Yoko didn’t want to take her clothes off. “So it was a beautiful image of a naked John and a clothed Yoko”.

 

Double fantasy

Leibovitz Rolling Stones

 

 

“…Later that afternoon, John was murdered… The way these events played out is an excellent example of how circumstances change a picture. It’s like when you think of the picture and suddenly the photograph has a story”.

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