There are countless iconic images of Marilyn Monroe but this has got to be my favorite. The way she looks, from her gyspy-like outfit to her facial expression, is subliminally seductive and trademark Marilyn. But what I love most is the photographer’s direction: picking an unusual location, which is a palmistry center, and posing her with her palms out, as if inviting the viewer to read the lines on her hand and look into her future. Monroe certainly led a colorful life, albeit one with a fateful end.
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Here at Lomography we've written quite extensively about the late iconic blonde Hollywood bombshell Marilyn Monroe, and to celebrate what would have been her 88th birthday on Sunday, June 1, we're bringing back some of our best features for your nostalgic reading pleasure!
On this day 52 years ago, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Her death, as with the rest of her life, remains veiled in mystery and intrigue several decades onward.
When it comes to Marilyn Monroe and "The Seven Year Itch," the first image that comes to mind is the actress' famous skirt scene. Well, here's another way to look at the iconic actress in this classic comedy film!
It's an image as iconic as the actress herself, one that's been referenced in pop culture numerous times since it was shown in the big screen. It's been 60 years since Marilyn Monroe filmed the most famous scene from "The Seven Year Itch!"
The next time you're shooting with your New Petzval Lens, frame your subject against a blanket of dreamy stars. It's possible with the Petzval Special Aperture Plates, available in three fun shapes to choose from.
Many photographers have taken numerous portraits of Marilyn Monroe throughout the blonde bombshell's career, and perhaps among the best known of these are the portraits taken by the equally renowned Alfred Eisenstaedt. This installment of Influential Photographs looks back at the portrait series by the legendary German photographer and offers a glimpse at some of his contact prints!
Photos shot with a New Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect. Each New Petzval lens is crafted from brass (just like the original Petzval lens) and features premium glass optics. Together with Lomography, the lenses have been designed and constructed by a team of optics specialists at the Zenit factory in Russia. Zenit are master lens manufacturers and have the skill to build the Petzval lens for use with today’s SLR cameras.
In 1958 the great photographer Robert Frank took a series of images of New York's street life with a Leica camera from a bus window, as in these series of photos that I took in my city Como with my trusty Lomo LC-A loaded with a Kodak Tri-X film. This is a tribute to a great camera and to a great photographer! Read more after the jump!
Last Saturday my city, Como, hosted a festival dedicated to the hands called the Mani-Fest. With my lovely Minox GT-S camera and an expired 3200 ISO film roll, I documented this event which took place just below the windows of my room. Take a look after the jump!