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Game of Thrones at the ‘Fair’

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She has been responsible for some of the world’s most iconic photographic images such as the pregnant Demi Moore pose and the controversial John Lennon/Yoko Ono portrait.

Now, world-renowned celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has been to the Causeway Coast for a photo shoot for magazine Vanity Fair on the topic of the hit TV series Game of Thrones.

The front page of the latest edition of Vanity Fair features a cast shoot entitled “Game On!”

Leibovitz has recreated Westeros with leading members of the cast pictured alongside the rugged coastline at Larrybane Head.

The front page story for the latest edition is entitled “The Making of the Biggest, Baddest and Bloodiest show in TV history”.

The HBO series Game of Thrones has become a smash hit around the world and is being shot in Northern Ireland - principally in Belfast’s Painthall in the Titanic Quarter and on the north coast.

The show has won 10 Emmys (out of 40 nominations) and counts President Obama among its fans.

The fact that photographer-to-the-stars Leibovitz and Vanity Fair have collaborated on a feature about the TV show illustrates the meteoric rise in popularity of the show.

In 1983, Leibovitz began working for the entertainment magazine Vanity Fair.

During the late 1980s, Leibovitz started to work on a number of high-profile advertising campaigns.

From the 1990s to the present, she has been publishing and exhibiting her work.

While with Rolling Stone, Leibovitz developed her trademark technique, which involved the use of bold primary colors and surprising poses.

Wenner has credited her with making many Rolling Stone covers collector’s items, most notably an issue that featured a nude John Lennon curled around his fully clothed wife, Yoko Ono.

Taken on December 8, 1980, Leibovitz’s photo of the former Beatle was shot just hours before his death.

To date, a number of Vanity Fair covers have featured Leibovitz’s stunning - and often controversial - portraits of celebrities.

Demi Moore (very pregnant and very nude) and Whoopi Goldberg (half-submerged in a bathtub of milk) are among the most remembered actresses to grace the cover.

The Game of Thrones Vanity Fair photo shoot celebrates the beginning of the fourth series of the show.

Check out the Vanity Fair website for a behind-the-scenes video of the photoshoot at Larrybane Head.

 
 
 

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