OMG, I thought I was so over Annie Leibowitz. I have no use for celebrity photos whatsoever, but I have really come around. I really admire her work, no question, but it got to a point where all I ever saw were those (wonderful) Vanity Fair spreads. Then someone gave me her book "[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Photographers-Life-1990-2005-Annie-Leibovitz/dp/0375505091/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232631963&sr=8-2"]A Photographer's Life[/ame]" and I was taken by how naturally she interweaves her professional work, her personal images, and her own creative discoveries. My wife and I watch a lot of documentaries, and films about photographers are obviously a favorite topic. A couple of weeks ago we watched "[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Annie-Leibovitz-Life-Through-Lens/dp/B001C71IEM/ref=pd_sim_b_1"]Life Through a Lens[/ame]", a fabulous summary of her life and work thus far. Now I just got a belated Hanukkah present, a copy of her newest book "[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Annie-Leibovitz-at-Work/dp/0375505105/ref=bxgy_cc_b_img_b"]At Work[/ame]." I cannot recommend this book strongly enough. She takes one or two of her images, and spends a few paragraphs or pages discusses them with you (the reader) as though you're in the room. Sometimes it's just about the subject, or the setting, but also the image: composition, gear (digital and film, btw), or lighting. There's a kind of FAQ as well. The book is really targeted at fellow photographers. I will be meeting her here in Berlin in February, can't wait!