Douglas and MARILYN.

Douglas Kirkland fotografa Marilyn dall'alto di un baldacchino. 1961. Il famoso servizio con le lenzuola.

Douglas Kirkland.


Douglas Kirkland
Born Fort Erie, Ontario
Occupation photographer

Douglas Kirkland (born 1934 in Fort Erie, Ontario) is a prominent photographer based in the United States. At age 24, Kirkland was hired as a staff photographer for Look magazine and became famous for his 1961 photos of Marilyn Monroe taken for Look's 25th anniversary issue. He later joined the staff of Life magazine.

Who's Who of notable persons have posed for Kirkland from the great photography innovator Man Ray and photographer/painter Jacques Henri Lartigue to Dr. Stephen Hawking. Entertainment celebrities he has photographed include Mick JaggerStingBjörkArnold SchwarzeneggerMorgan FreemanOrson WellesAndy WarholOliver StoneMikhail BaryshnikovLeonardo DiCaprioCoco ChanelMarlene DietrichBrigitte BardotJudy GarlandElizabeth TaylorSophia LorenCatherine DeneuveMichael JacksonParis Hilton, and Diana Ross. Kirkland's portrait of Charlie Chaplin is at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Kirkland is contracted for work around the world and has worked in the motion picture industry as a special photographer on more than 150 films including 2001: A Space OdysseyThe Sound of MusicSophie's ChoiceOut of AfricaThe Pirate MovieButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidRomancing the StoneTitanic, and Moulin Rouge!. Some of his famous film shots include John Travolta in the dance sequence from Saturday Night Fever, a portrait of Judy Garland crying and the March 1976 Playboy pictorial of Margot Kidder. In 1995 Kirkland received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American motion pictures Society of Operating Cameramen.

His second wife Françoise was born in ParisFrance and educated at the Sorbonne. She obtained degrees in Political Science and English. A publicist, she pursued a separate career but has worked with her husband as his agent and has been involved in his books projects including "Legends," "Body Stories," "Woza Africa," "James Cameron's Titanic," "Make Up Your Life," plus "With Marilyn: An Evening/1961," among others. Kirkland's next book project titled "A Life in Pictures" is scheduled for release in 2013. "Titanic" was the first picture book to reach No.1 on the New York Times Best Seller list and did so on both the hardcover and paperback lists.

Douglas Kirkland has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution, the AFI Conservatory in Hawaii and Los Angeles, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena as well as the Kodak Centers in Hong KongSingapore and Taiwan.

Kirkland and his wife reside in Hollywood HillsCalifornia. His son is prolific The Simpsons director Mark Kirkland.

Una delle foto magiche di Kirkland.

Douglas Kirkland si riposa mentre Marilyn continua a posare nuda tra le lenzuola. 1961.

Douglas: "Marilyn sorridimi". Splendida foto.

Una coppa di champagne per Marilyn e Douglas. 1961.

Marilyn beve seminuda avvolta da un lenzuolo per Kirkland. 1961.

Bevendo per Kirkland avvolta da lenzuola. 1961.

Ripresa dall'alto da Kirkland mentre beve. 1961.

1961. Kirkland , Marilyn e le lenzuola.

Evanescentissima Marilyn 1961 con un lenzuolo addosso per Kirkland.

Marilyn sembra imbarazzata ma con Kirkland non lo e' stata, anzi si e' lasciata proprio andare. 1961.

Marilyn sotto il lenxzuolo per Kirkland. 1961.

Marilyn smiling sotto le lenzuola in colour for Kirkland. 1961.

Sexy Marilyn sul letto perr Kirkland. 1961.

Sweet Smile for Kirkland. 1961.

Una posa molto osata per Marilyn by Douglas Kirkland. 1961.

A occhi socchiusi per Kirkland. 1961.

Supercoperta dal lenzuolo. Marilyn for Kirkland. 1961.

Marilyn sorridente per Kirkland.

Sorridendo a Douglas.

Mi copro tutta per Douglas.