December 6, 2013

Fan Out

Alfred Eisenstaedt and Mark ShawPhotographer and photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt would photograph celebrities and politicians alike, capturing moments that showcased and helped to create the popular culture of his era. Among Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren, Katharine Hepburn would sit for Eisenstaedt; a photograph from Life Magazine in 1938 showcases the actress displaying the expanse of her pleated skirt, reclined on the floor whilst smoking a cigarette. A 1953 classically-themed editorial by Mark Shaw for Vanity Fair would feature a similar composition, with a reclined model whose diaphanous white skirt is splayed out beneath her.

Katharine Hepburn by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1938

Katharine Hepburn by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1938

 

Mark Shaw for Vanity Fair, 1953

Mark Shaw for Vanity Fair, 1953

 

 

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One Comment

  1. viltef.

    December 27, 2013 at 3:29 pm

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    everything is a copy of everything

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