Famed photographer, Anne Leibovitz traveled to Westeros, errr, Northern Ireland for the cover of the latest Vanity Fair, which features the cast from Game of Thrones.
For those of you who don’t watch the HBO series – and there possibly are only a handful of you in the world – the highly anticipated season 4 will be debuting in 25 days, 22 hours, 26 minutes and 30 seconds (at the time of writing). Game of Thrones, adapted from the wildly popular book series, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, is a fantasy series. Even President Obama is a fan. Apparently, he gets to see the episodes early – being the leader of the country has its perks, I guess.
See Annie at Work in this Behind the Scenes Video for the Shoot
The cast gets the Anne Leibovitz treatment in this photo shoot. Leibovitz, who has photographed everyone from, oh every single star in Hollywood and all the Disney Princesses, is one of the world’s most renowned photographers. Leibovitz, who recently recreated Disney characters using celebrities, such as Taylor Swift, David Beckham and Angelina Jolie, also weighed in on the future of photography and her creative process.
“I think photography is stronger and better than ever before. Those of us who are photographers, the difference between us and everyone else is that we take what we do very seriously. We were always trying to capture the fleeting image. Photography came along long before we had the equipment. What is going to happen now is that we are the sensitive matter. You, the photographer, are the sensitive matter. What makes an impression on you is what will been seen. In this day and age of things moving so, so fast, we still long for things to stop, and we as a society love the still image. Every time there is some terrible or great moment, we remember the stills.”
I’ll be (im)patiently waiting until April 2nd for the premiere of season 4 of Game of Thrones, but until then, I shall grab my copy of the magazine and hope that it tides me over. The issue will be on newstands March 13th.