Kanye West’s not-so Instagram wedding photo took 4 days to make

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Kanye West revealed that his Instagram wedding photo took four days to produce, during the Cannes Lions creative festival. (Credit: Cannes Lions screenshot)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding photo has claimed the title of “most-liked image” on Instagram, having garnered more than 2 million likes and more than 50,000 comments. But, according to Page Six of the New York Post, the photo took four days to prep before it was posted, and West places the blame on famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Leibovitz, who photographed West and Kardashian for the cover of Vogue Magazine, was also tapped to shoot the couple’s real wedding. But, for reasons unknown, Leibovitz pulled out a day before the wedding. “I think that she was, like, scared of the idea of celebrity,” the opinionated West said during the Cannes Lions creative festival.

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So, for a photo-sharing app that’s all about instant gratification, why did it take Kardashian so long to post the photo? It seems that West, despite not getting Leibovitz to shoot his wedding, insisted that the photos look as if they were taken by the photographer – in a sense, to knock off her style. “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,” West said.

It seems Kardashian wanted to post the photo immediately. “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?’” West said.

West, who was part of a panel that included branding expert Steve Stoute, Bloomberg TV’s Stephanie Ruhle, and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz, also dropped some additional words about the tech industry. West said he’s not a fan of Samsung (“The reason I said I didn’t like Samsung is because throughout my entire life…I have to work with the No. 1″ – suggesting Samsung isn’t at the top), and that Alicia Keys was not right for BlackBerry (“I think it is ridiculous giving any celebrity a creative director role of anything”).

(Via New York Post)

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