Photographer Luisa Dörr captures the implausible accomplishments of the leading women for Time magazine’s befitting project, Firsts. It showcases those strong women who broke all the barriers such as Barbara Walters, Serena Williams, Aretha Franklin, Issa Rae and Selena Gomez in a very apt portrait photography.
The main focus of this project doesn’t lie in the flashy costumes and controversial questions. But the photographer mainly focused in the milestones these women reached and accomplishments they made. All that spoke for themselves. This project is all about their journey to the top.
The most amazing part of this photoshoot is that the pictures are taken with an iPhone. The quality and larger-than-life aura make it unbelievable to accept the factuality of it. It’s true, though. All you need is an iPhone to capture such charismatic snaps or at least Luisa needed just that.
1. Ellen DeGeneres was featured as the first openly gay character on Primetime TV.
2. And who doesn’t realize the poise & success story that’s Oprah Winfrey?
3. Serena Williams is where she is right now by not giving a damn about her critics.
Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) is the first tennis player to win 23 Grand Slam singles titles in the open era. But as a woman, she has faced constant criticism about her body and the clothes she wears on the court. Her solution? “When criticism happens, I try to take a moment to appreciate myself. There will always be criticisms—you have to have so much self-confidence and love for yourself”. #sheisthefirst @time
4. Hillary Clinton might not have won the election but she won our hearts.
5. This is a story of how Alice Waters was unstoppable.
6. The most followed person on Instagram- Selene Gomez sits on the reign like no one else.
7. Here’s a loud cheer to being legit.
For the ones asking about my editing software, I’m using Snapseed, a free app from Google. The phone is an iphone 7plus. And nope, I’m not being paid by Apple. Tools are just a medium. They help in the process, but they don’t create. What makes the difference is the one holding the tool, and the relation she/he establishes with photography, as a medium, and not as a finality. A debate around the technicalities, keeps you away from the real experience. There will be always apocalyptic and integrated people; one complaining about the old good times when everybody was shooting Daguerrotypes, the others enjoying the ride, sublimating life trough photography, with whatever tool is available. Thanks to absolutely all of you for your wonderful comments, they are essential to keep going. Obrigada! . (Behind the scenes with. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley).
9. Women like Madeleine Albright are seen as an idol by many.
10. There’s absolutely no forgetting Aretha Franklin.
Aretha Franklin is the first woman to be included into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I grew up listening to her music, meeting her was like connecting several parallel universes at once. After the shoot at her dads church in Detroit, she sang for @time. We were only ten lucky people, listening to what might have been her very last performance. You might see this exceptional performance at http://time.com/aretha-franklin-performs-rock-of-ages-at-the-new-bethel-baptist-church/
11. Patricia Bath paved a path for the young people wanting to leave a mark in this world.
12. When the world tells you not to do something, do it twice.
Danica Patrick (@danicapatrick) has been racing Indy cars for 12 years. During that time she learned in a “crash-course style” how to protect herself and “deal with the real world.” Now, the first woman to lead in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, her success has also been a journey of self-discovery. “It’s not all kittens and rainbows,” @time #sheisthefirst
13. Being a woman and leading the world- Nancy Pelosi is doing it all.
Nancy Pelosi (@nancypelosi) is the first woman speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. She broke what she calls the “marble ceiling” but as a mother-of-five she constantly faced criticism about whether she was up to the job. “Running for office as a woman is hard, because people trivialize everything that a woman has done,” #sheisthefirst @time
14. Is there anything Rita Moreno has not done?
15. This woman is everything about being a leader.
16. No one remembers who came second when you are playing a game.
17. Building a business empire with a scratch.
18. Candis Cayne owned it like the queen she is.