Annie Leibovitz - At Work

 Annie Leibovitz At Work Book Review

I don't read books... in fact, the last time I read a book from cover to cover was when I was 12.... many many many years ago!!!!

The reason for me not reading books is not down to being illiterate or not having an interest in the written word. It's actually because as a "visual" person, in that I am interested in the aesthetic, I find books, especially fiction, take me far too long to read. I find myself picturing in my head, all the different visual aspects of a character or scene before I can get on with the story. If I try and speed read like many of my friends do, I can't remember much of what's gone on half way up the page, let alone in the last chapter because I haven't had time to see what's going on inside my mind.

Well this Christmas, a family member bought me Annie Leibovitz's latest book, "At Work". I've only just started to read it this afternoon and am only around 30 pages into it, but I can already tell that this will end a long drought of book reading. It gives a unique insight into the career of one of the most famous photographers in the world and some of the photos she has taken.

If you get the chance, I suggest you go and pick up a copy, as I'm finding mine very hard to put down.