Kanye West Spent 4 Days Editing His Wedding Photos

After Annie Leibovitz pulled out of shooting Kanye and Kim’s wedding, Kanye spent 4 days editing the wedding photos himself in an attempt to imitate Leibovitz’s style. Speaking at a Cannes Lions panel, Kanye explained what happened.

He added that he then spent four days of his honeymoon perfecting the photo of himself kissing Kim at the altar in Florence in front of a wall of roses.

Kanye explained, “Let me tell you something about that kiss photo that my girl put up … this was pissing my girl off during the honeymoon, she was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much because Annie Leibovitz pulled out right before the wedding. I think that she was, like, scared of the idea of celebrity.”

That’s funny because Leibovitz probably just does some minor corrections and has a preset filter she uses. Meanwhile, Kanye’s spending 4 days trying to figure out how to blow out the highlights.

“Because Annie pulled out, I was like, ‘Okay, I still want my wedding photos to look like Annie Leibovitz,’ and we sat there and worked on that photo for, like, four days because the flowers were off-color.

“Can you imagine telling someone who wants to just Instagram a photo, who’s the No. 1 person on Instagram, ‘We need to work on the color of the flower wall,’ or the idea that it’s a Givenchy dress, and it’s not about the name Givenchy, it’s about the talent that is Riccardo Tisci — and how important Kim is to the Internet.

“And the fact the No. 1 most-liked photo [on Instagram] has a kind of aesthetic was a win for what the mission is, which is raising the palette.

“It was a long time,” he added — drawing laughs from the audience, before later adding, “Why did Annie Leibovitz pull out one day before the wedding?”

Can you imagine Kanye just sitting there looking at all the buttons and switches in Lightroom and just hovering his finger over the keyboard because he’s afraid that pressing the wrong button will make his computer explode and then shouting profanities because he clicked something that turned him into a smurf? I can and I can’t stop giggling.

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