Anne Hathaway as Fantine photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue
This portrait, of actress Anne Hathaway, is part of a recent set for Vogue Magazine featuring the upcoming film Les Miserables. As a fan of not only Leibovitz but the musical on which the film is based, I love how well the portrait captures the character (Fantine) that Hathaway portrays. Regarding the technical features of the portrait, the lighting is also used sparingly but effectively, creating a subdued, almost documentary-like atmosphere.
Faye Dunaway photographed by Terry O'Neill
Terry O'Neill was a very interesting and very prominent photographer of the 1970s. I really like the combination of formality but mostly informality in this photo, of actress Faye Dunaway after her Oscar win in 1977. The portrait seems to convey a sense of weariness or dissatisfaction, perhaps with media or pop culture as a whole. It's made even more fascinating by the fact that O'Neill and Dunaway were married at the time.