A legend of photography leaves us. His most famous shoot was the one with the diva Marilyn Monroe that he spoke about just a few months ago on Oggi: 'Her vulnerability touched me deeply'Farewell to Douglas Kirkland, the photographer of Marilyn Monroe has died at 88 years old
Douglas Kirkland, the photographer who portrayed the cinematic legends of the last sixty years, from Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn, has died at the age of 88. In recent months, his health had deteriorated, until the evening of Sunday 2 October, when he passed away peacefully to his home in Los Angeles, where he lived with his wife (and professional partner) Françoise. – PhotoPaolantoni and Cirilli imitate Mahmood and Blanco Paolantoni and Cirilli imitate Mahmood and Blanco
Marilyn Monroe, the time photographer Douglas Kirkland almost slept with her – exclusive
THE INCREDIBLE CAREER – Joined the staff of Life Magazine, he has worked for the most renowned magazines in the world for over fifty years, signing some of the most famous portraits of the Hollywood elite. His photographs have been exhibited all over the world and belong to the permanent collections of the best-known museums, making him a legend in the field of photojournalism and fashion and cinema photography. He was also the official photographer on the set of over 150 films, including 2001: A Space Odyssey , red Mill and Titanic .
Marilyn Monroe: a myth that cannot be forgotten – guard
THE MOST FAMOUS SERVICE – In an interview on Oggi, Kirkland himself recounted the importance of the shots I took in 1961 with the diva of divas: Marilyn Monroe ( guard ). Images that have become iconic, created for the cover of the special issue for the 25th anniversary of Look Magazine on newsstands. And whose enormous value was recognized only later: “That service did not change my life. It will seem strange, but at the time that was not a very important photo shoot. It became iconic after that, with the years to come,” she explained.
AN AFTERNOON WITH MARILYN - Fifty-five photos of the actress, at that time at the height of success, portrayed in sensual poses. “There is something about her that touched me deeply: the beauty, of course; but above all her vulnerability which was her most attractive and seductive trait,” recalled the photographer looking back on that moment.