In an eerily unfortunate turn of events, this became the blonde bombshell's last photo shoot before passing in 1962.
“There’s only one Marilyn,” photographer Bert Stern was once quoted as saying and he couldn’t be more right. The uber sexy yet dangerously self-aware Hollywood starlet even went as far as to edit herself, as seen in the above contact prints marked with red Xs for the ones she didn’t like, from her last sitting with Stern in 1962. She passed away soon after.
A month ago, the famed lensman known for taking the last photoportraits of Miss Monroe, passed away at the age of 83 but his wife Shannah Laumeister told the Associated Press that his images “will live forever and wow generations to come.”
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When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.
You read the right, folks! The 175 Years of Petzval Legacy Competition is officially extended. Discover the additional prizes awaiting our lucky winners and meet the esteemed Petzval photographers that comprise our jury.
By now the Lomography site is like a pail of candied purple. Our confection LomoChrome Purple has produced forests and flower beds the shade of lavender macarons. Hard to resist the fantasy! But lately we have noticed darker, late-afternoon-sun versions. And we like what we see.