Friday, June 28, 2013

r.i.p. bert stern

self-portrait with marilyn monroe, the last sitting, 1962

sue lyon as lolita for look magazine, 1960


jane birkin & serge gainsbourg,  ca. 1970

elizabeth taylor as cleopatra, 1962

cary grant as charlie chaplin for life magazine, december 1963

jean shrimpton for vogue, 1965

iconic photographer bert stern died wednesday at the age of 83.  known for his intimate & raw portraits of marilyn monroe, stern was a pioneer of advertising photography as well as photographing fashion & celebrity. in 1959 stern told a panel of commercial artists that "i like to put my feelings into my photographs." a statement that was considered provocative in its day.  a legendary photographer.

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