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