Thursday, 4 November 2010

Celebrity and the Public Gaze

Photographic studios allowed celebrities to have portraits taken capturing the ideal image that will allow them to become recognisable.  However, this period of controlled self-publicity was short-lived as portable cameras allowed for pictures to be taken during private moments, and faster shutter speeds opened up opportunities for capturing subjects off-guard.

This image has no feeling to it as Marilyn poses for the picture, if this was to happen in real life there would be a shocked and embarrassed face.  for my photo shoot I will be looking to capture realistic photos that show emotion from the situation and also of the presence of the camera.
Weegee (Arthur Fellig), Marilyn Monroe, c1950s ©Weegee / International  Center of Photography / Getty Images
Weegee (Arthur Fellig)
Marilyn Monroe c1950s
© Weegee / International Center of Photography / Getty Images

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