I really dig this Ella Fitzgerald portrait by Annie Liebovitz. It was taken in 1988. Annie LIebovitz has quite a catalog of celebrity portraits; including the famous picture of John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the day he was shot. I had never seen this one of Ella before and I have to admit, it’s one of my favorites.
I am a huge fan of Ella Fitzgerald. But I just like the way this is laid out. The colors are so happy and I love her coat and glasses. This is great picture of her. It is actually for an American Express ad. It’s part of a portraits campaign.
I think this is such a unique…and cool…niche. She started in 1970 as a staff photographer for Rolling Stone magazine and worked until 1983.
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