The Many Faces of Lee Miller

Do you ever stumble across an iconic image and determine
to know more about the person behind the photograph ?
These investigations often put me in quite the
Sherlock position .. . . thought I must admit, 
the internet makes it relatively  simple.
This classic image of Lee Miller by Man Ray
was just such an adventure.

Upon inquiry I learned she was not only 
a stunning model but also a portrait photographer,
war correspondent, surrealist muse and artist.
As WWII ended, she was one of the first photographers 
to arrive at Hitler's secret apartments. She promptly 
dropped her muddy clothes and jumped into his bathtub !
Gotta love a girl who walks into Hitler's  bathroom
and recognizes a unique photo op.
Another iconic image . . .
Go  HERE to see the resulting photo and read the story.

To learn more about this fascinating woman
go HERE for an interview with her son.

Collage series by studio Judith


Bravo, Mr. Dior . . .

Happiness is the secret to all beauty.
There is no beauty without happiness.

Christian Dior

Collage by studio Judith


More Coco . . . on Courage

The most courageous act
is to think for yourself.  Aloud.
 Coco Chanel

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New Wings :: Coco Chanel

If you were born without wings,
do nothing to prevent them from growing.
Coco Chanel

An excellent thought for a New Year .. .. 
here's hoping your 2012 will bring glorious 
new wings, great peace & unexpected miracles.

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