Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Life on Both Sides of the Camera

Marilyn Monroe and Alfred Eisenstaedt at Monroe's Beverly Hills home in 1953

The late Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of LIFE magazine's star photographers, best known for his photograph capturing the celebration of V-J Day. However his great photographic vision was not limited just to his subjects. In looking through Eisenstaedt's contact sheets, photo editor Liz Ronk discovered that the long-time LIFE photographer very often crowned his assignments with one last shot: creating captivating self-portraits, posing — and frequently clowning — with his subjects.

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