The very special backgrounds – Sarah Oliphant


Who of us doesn’t know the unique pictures taken by Annie Leibovitz – one of her trademarks in studio photography being the exceptional backgrounds she uses. Structures. Color gradients. Unique patterns. These backgrounds give her images an additionally distinctive character!

But where do these works of art come from? And yes, in this case you can definitely call them works of art, as they’re all hand-painted. Hand-painted by this woman, Sarah Oliphant!

For more than 30 years she’s been painting with her colleague Adelaide Tyrol the very special screens for film productions, photo shootings, or even for the theater and much more. The list of her clients is endless, as not only Annie Leibovitz but also many top photographers are among her fans (we’re talking about names such as Stephen Klein or David LaChapelle). Fashion houses ranging from Marc Jacobs to Ralph Lauren and Prada have already used Sarah Oliphant’s painted works of art on several occasions. And even in the Editorial sector the list of clients is very long, ranging from Vogue Magazine to the Rolling Stone to Harper’s Bazaar and The New York Times.

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