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.
Enjoy a truly analogue moviemaking experience with Lomography's 35mm movie camera and an accompanying accessory to watch your films with. View your masterpieces in the most analogue way possible with the LomoKinoscope. Get it now 20% off the regular price!
Have you ever dreamed of creating magical scenes with just the wave of your hand? Wish no longer — Pixelstick makes that dream a reality! Packed to the brim with 200 full color, high fidelity LEDs, the 1.8 meter long Pixelstick is your ticket to incredible, mind-boggling light paintings. It's now available for the first time in the Online Shop!
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!