Vintage Beach

Pantyhose on a beach? Oh well, different times. Photo by Andre de Dienes
See all of the photos I have posted from this iconic photographer here.

Vintage Nude

Andre de Dienes

 

Vintage Nudes

Andre de Dienes.

Photographer remembers Marilyn Monroe

Andre de Dienes

Andre de Dienes

Thursday: Andre de Dienes

Andre de Dienes.

In recent years, Andre de Dienes’ photography has received overdue critical attention from a variety of sources.

In 2002, Taschen published an 848-page two-volume monograph titled Marilyn, noting “his original, inspired style” and how de Dienes “soon built up a huge portfolio of stunning photographs of the smiling brunette which helped to launch her model career and, a few years later, a film career that was to make her a legend.”

A new exhibition, entitled “André de Dienes: Marilyn and California Girls,” opened June 9, 2016 at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City, representing the first solo show of photographer Andre de Dienes in New York in over ten years. (Read more)

Friday: 2 of 6

Andre de Dienes.

B&W Sunday: 6 of 6

Andre de Dienes.

 In 1945 Dienes met the nineteen-year-old Marilyn Monroe, then called Norma Jeane Baker, who was a model on the books of Emmeline Snively’s Blue Book Model Agency.
Snively told Dienes of Norma Jeane, and suggested her for his project of photographing artistic nudes.
In his memoirs Dienes described the first time he met Monroe saying “…it was as if a miracle had happened to me. Norma Jeane seemed to be like an angel. I could hardly believe it for a few moments. An earthly, sexy-looking angel! Sent expressly for me!” (Read more)

Wednesday: 2 of 6

Andre de Dienes (born Andor György Ikafalvi-Dienes) (December 18, 1913 – April 11, 1985) was a Hungarian-Romanian photographer, noted for his work with Marilyn Monroe and his nude photography.
In 1945 Dienes met the nineteen-year-old Marilyn Monroe, then called Norma Jeane Baker, who was a model on the books of Emmeline Snively’s Blue Book Model Agency.
Snively told Dienes of Norma Jeane, and suggested her for his project of photographing artistic nudes.  In his memoirs Dienes described the first time he met Monroe saying “…it was as if a miracle had happened to me. Norma Jeane seemed to be like an angel. I could hardly believe it for a few moments. An earthly, sexy-looking angel! Sent expressly for me!“. (Read more)

Tuesday: 5 of 6