I pickup up this little snippet over on Conscientious today… and all it made me wonder what has changed about picturing this sort of sex / violence / power relationship that is embedded deep in the human psyche…
Of the underworld, brute force, power – it is a long history of role playing that is interesting to consider… just who would you think commission such a work? And for what purpose?
But I do like this quote from an interview of Leibovitz (link)… Is a cover like the Vanity Fair cover photo worth the price?
“Leibovitz: The truth is, I thought I was doing journalism, but I really wasn’t. At the San Francisco Art Institute, what I really studied was reportage, personalized reportage, a la Robert Frank and Cartier Bresson. I didn’t know this, but it had a more personal slant. When I started working for Rolling Stone, I became very interested in journalism and thought maybe that’s what I was doing, but it wasn’t true. What became important was to have a point of view. “