Douglas Kirkland

  • Edited by Paci Contemporary
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 23 x 28 cm
  • Pages 112
  • Illustrations 115
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788836643189
  • Price € 24,00  € 22,80
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Douglas Kirkland is the legendary photographer who captured the Hollywood elite. He has been the cutting edge of fashion, photojournalism and portraiture, working for the world’s most reputable magazines for more than 50 years.
As a young photographer in 1961 he was assigned to shoot Marilyn Monroe during several hours in a closed studio one night, captured a stunning portfolio of alluring and intimate images that survive to this day as a testament to her beauty and vulnerability.
Kirkland was born in Toronto, Canada and started out as an assistant to Irving Penn when he first moved to New York at the age of 24. After an early stint working for Look Magazine, he joined Life Magazine a staff photographer. He worked there in the ’60s and ’70s – an era often referred to as the golden age of photojournalism.
Known for his charming and gentle attitude, Kirkland has served as the only photographer on the sets of hundreds of films, from “The Sound of Music” to “Titanic.” His extensive archive of A-list portraits includes Elizabeth Taylor, Coco Chanel, Jack Nicholson, John Travolta, Michael Jackson, Brigitte Bardot, Andy Warhol, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Kidman...