5. Marilyn Monroe
Photographer: Matty Zimmerman
Marilyn Monroe was a tease. That’s what she was good at. She never bared it all but she managed to be known as the ultimate sex symbol of Hollywood. This photos, actually a scene from the movie “The Seven Year Itch”, is exactly that – a tease.
4. Mahatma Gandhi
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
White wanted to take a photo of Gandhi at the spinning wheel while he makes his own clothes but Gandhi made three demands:
* she needs to learn how to use it herself
* she can’t use lights because Gandhi hated bright lights
* she can’t talk with him because it’s his day of silence
She did all of it but on the day of the shoot, there was still one more hindrance– the humid Indian weather, which wreaked havoc on her camera equipment.
When time finally came to shoot, Bourke-White’s first flashbulb failed. And while the second one worked, she forgot to pull the slide, rendering it blank. She thought it was all over, but luckily, the third attempt was successful.
This photo captured the peace and the simplicity that is Gandhi.
3. Charlie Chaplin
This was a publicty photo for his movie The Tramp and is, to date, the best representation of his career as an actor. He has always been known for being one of the, if not the, greatest comedian of all time (I personally think he is the best). The wardrobe he is wearing here is also the staple wardrobe he wears in most of his movies. There is nothing fancy with this shot, it’s just him, his big shoes, his cane, his moustache and the camera. And that is all he really needs to make people laugh and to elevate the movie industry to the highest level we have ever seen it on.
2. Bob Marley
Photographer: Kim Gottlieb
Bob Marley was known for many things, reggae, his hair, canabis, for being the ultimate cool guy and somehow this photo captured the emotion behind those things, a happy man contented with his music.
This was taken by During Gotlieb during the 1975 and 1976 tour. Over two years of historic trips to Jamaica and exclusive meetings in Los Angeles, Kim took iconic photographs of the artists who would go on to define the genre and captivate a generation.
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