Annie Leibovitz is one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers, and she has a history with the Star Wars saga that has produced some of the series’ most intense portraits.
She recently completed a series of shots for Vanity Fair and their special anniversary Star Wars edition.
The photos feature new and familiar faces, with some of the most beautiful photos carrying an extra layer of meaning because of the recent tragic passing of Carrie Fisher.
The Vanity Fair article gives some new insight into Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and is well worth a read. For those of us who are fans of Carrie’s, the article gives us a beautiful glimpse into the relationships our beloved Princess formed with her co-stars and with Director Rian Johnson.
Included in the photo collection are Laura Dern as Admiral Amilyn Holdo and Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”. We also get to see new character Rose Tico, and an incredibly moving photo of Billie Lourd and Carrie Fisher in costume as Lieutenant Kaydel Connix and General Leia Organa.
Equally as moving is a beautiful photo of Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher in costume.
It’s wonderful to see Luke and Leia together again.
Here’s a selection of some of the other beautiful photos. They capture the heart and soul of these characters, and the iconic actors behind at least two of them.
Visit Vanity Fair‘s special edition article here. Don’t just look at the photos, make sure you read the exceptional article by David Kamp.
There are only a few months left until Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is in cinemas.
The film will be bitter sweet, and hopefully a fitting tribute to Carrier Fisher.