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  • posted: December 07 @ 12:11am
Day 037 - Photo History #6

Lee Miller
At 19 she became a model gracing the covers of Vogue, Vanity Fair among other illustrious fashion magazines, posing for the best photographers of the time including Edward Steichen (see my 11/16/09 photograph)

She moved to Paris and modeled for surrealist Man Ray (see 11/23/09 photograph) becoming his student, assistant and lover in the process accidentally discovering Solarization to which Man Ray claimed the credit.

She married, moved to Egypt, divorced, returned to Paris until WWII broke out in 1939 when she traveled to London and became a war correspondent to Vogue Magazine.

She became one of two female photographers to photograph actual combat (Margaret Bourke-White being the other). She would photograph the fall of Berlin, photographing herself in Hitler's bathtub and becoming one of the first photographers to document the concentration camps. The camp guards tried to hide among the prisoners, were severely beaten as they pleaded for mercy.

Lee Miller had a diverse and powerful career.
She is certainly a favorite of mine.


Shotgun Willie says:
CLAME for original
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 12:12am -
Shotgun Willie says:
my blurred vision shot was yesterday to make room for this. please check it out!
CLAME again
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 12:14am -
Just Jamey says:
This whole thing is so awesome, you can consider yourself kingfav'd.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 12:20am -
western dave says:
thanks for the lesson and great recreation!
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 12:26am -
josh says:
This good sir is precisely why I am following you!!! Thanks indeed!
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 1:47am -
ThatGuy says:
Another great lesson. Well done.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 3:28am -
creole says:
That's just creepy dude. Super well executed though.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 4:57am -
keifel says:
this one of the many reasons i love whiskerino, you always learn something. thank you.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 5:20am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
I have learned. nicely done.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 5:38am -
michaeljstraub says:
Spitting image. I love these history lessons
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 6:01am -
9schwander says:
wow. I have seen the shot of her in Hitler's bathtub, but didn't have the rest of this background on her. I enjoy the history lessons, as I don't read up on my photographer history as much as I should.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 7:09am -
chadmcclarnon says:
This series is amazing man, totally love it
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 7:48am -
pcain says:
yes photo history! my favorite shotgun willie subject!
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 7:53am -
mackle says:
truly an amazing theme you've got going. educational and entertaining every time
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 8:02am -
flainez says:
Thanks one week more.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 8:48am -
jnonfiction says:
Yes, this is supreme. I bet you have an endgame in mind already.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 9:11am -
EdwardTeach says:
love these.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 10:02am -
shularbrau says:
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 10:49am -
Shotgun Willie says:
@shularbrau oops.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 10:51am -
mattyc says:
where do you get your history info from?
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 11:37am -
Shotgun Willie says:

1. i teach a photo history course in a university photography program
2. i quite enjoy photo history and art theory

two good (if not thick reads) books if you wish to know more:
A World History of Photography by Naomi Rosenblum
Photography: A Cultural History by Mary Warner Marien

there are smaller ones out there as well.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 11:49am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
wow unbelivable. radness.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 12:25pm -
O.G. Manly Beard says:
heyy umm you have some... i don't know what on your face
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 1:34pm -
Gavin says:
that guy in your clame is in pretty bad shape
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 1:40pm -
Chally says:
I enjoyed what I have learned today. Kudos for your awesomeness on this one.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 8:10pm -
mynameisjason says:
i love this series. keep it up!
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 8:51pm -
Fofe says:
Pretty gruesome image, but well done on recreating the original. I like this series.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 9:03pm -
mu says:
great shot and lesson!
Posted: Dec 8th, 2009 - 9:05am -
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